active hyperaemia


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to active hyperaemia: reactive hyperemia

ac·tive hy·per·e·mi·a

(ak'tiv hī'pĕr-ē'mē-ă)
Hyperemia due to an increased afflux of arterial blood into dilated capillaries.
Synonym(s): fluxionary hyperemia, active hyperaemia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

active hyperaemia

The increase in blood flow though a tissue or organ occurring during, and as a necessary part of, increased metabolic activity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ac·tive hy·per·e·mi·a

(ak'tiv hī'pĕr-ē'mē-ă)
Hyperemia due to an increased afflux of arterial blood into dilated capillaries.
Synonym(s): fluxionary hyperemia, active hyperaemia.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012