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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.
Evap is the alternative cooling solution with Multiple Inlets technology designed for cooling down the open areas with low air circulation.
By cooling down you are diluting the waste products produced in your muscles during exercise, preventing aches and reducing adrenaline in your blood stream - meaning that all you late-night exercisers will get a better night's sleep.
Yes, folks, for a day at least it's cooling down again.
Until now, performance, meaning fast heating up and cooling down, was the focal point.
HEAT'S ON: Cooling; down in Troon; COOLING DOWN: These; girls made a splash on the beach in St Andrews
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. For the second month in a row, the number of CEO departures dropped by more than 10 percent in August, as forced ousters are growing fewer, according to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
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."
Further, it should be noted that dislocations might be generated during cooling down. Due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of silicon and nickel a thermal (tensile) strain develops in the nickel layer during cooling down.
Neil Pugh slopped on the sunscreen and ventured into Birmingham city centre to see how Brummies were cooling down.