reflex vasodilation

reflex vasodilation

Etymology: L, reflectere, to bend back, vas, vessel, dilatare, to spread out
any blood vessel dilation that results from stimulation of vasodilator nerves or inhibition of vasoconstrictors of the sympathetic nervous system, including by epinephrine-type drugs.
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It occurs secondary to a sudden reflex vasodilation or bradycardia, or both.