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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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Steadily increasing interest rates, engineered by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, seem to be accomplishing the intended goal of cooling down the economy--including the housing market, according to the study.
The best times to stretch are immediately after warming up and before cooling down.
The atomic physics community was dreaming of making [atomic fountains] in the early 1950s, but they didn't have techniques for cooling down and manipulating atoms," says Steven Chu of Stanford University.
So far, residents in Raleigh, Phoenix, Dallas and Chicago have already begun cooling down with their new air conditioning units.
y n ae By warming up and cooling down you bring your body to its physical peak before exercise and give it the best chance of a safe recovery.
With Be Koool Hot Flash, women have an instant, unobtrusive means of cooling down.
The body needs to breathe, so mesh jerseys and cotton clothing can help in cooling down body temperature.
They extinguished the burning pallets, then sey about cooling down the container, which they managed to do before any of the gas cylinders got too hot.
If a person is sensitive to the heat, cooling down with ice chips or a Popsicle is helpful.
F and then peaks for about 30 minutes before cooling down to the ambient 60[deg.
While we're seeing price appreciation cooling down on both coasts," Ms.
With the economy apparently cooling down and energy prices going up, the need for tax relief is greater than ever.