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A period after vigourous exercise, during which the heart rate returns to normal. The cooling down period may be associated with a paradoxical increase in physiologic stress, as the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines is coupled to a surge in vagal tone, evoking atrial fibrillation

cool down

Sports medicine A period after vigorous exercise, during which the heart rate returns to normal; the CD period may be associated with a paradoxic ↑ in physiologic stress, as the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines is coupled to a surge in vagal tone, evoking A Fib

cool down

(kūl down)
A gradual decrease in blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate returning to baseline after exercise.
See: endurance phase, endurance training
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Dubai's market has indeed shown signs of cooling down, with apartment and villa rents dropping 2% and 3% respectively in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report by Asteco.
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Yes, folks, for a day at least it's cooling down again.
According to the new standard, the times stated for heating up, cooling down and recovery are defined by the point in time when the actual temperature in the centre of the oven or incubator chamber stays permanently within the tolerances defined in the standard.
Today's starts numbers are another indicator that points towards an orderly cooling down process for the housing market in 2006.
The market is definitely showing signs of cooling down,'' said DataQuick analyst John Karevoll.
Abbas said: "We need to have a cooling down period, not only in regard to Israel but so we can clean the Palestinian house".
THE HOT SEAT in the corner office seems to be cooling down.
The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth's climate seems to be cooling down.
We felt that there was a cease-fire, a cooling down.
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