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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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The recipe for workout success is to never miss out any ingredient, so make sure you cool down every time.
After your exercise session, your body will continue to lose water in order to cool down and to combat the thermal effect of exercise, so continue to sip water regularly after exercise.
2) * = Effects are estimated coefficients of warm-up and cool down factors from the linear model.
Although auto sales may cool down, the overall transportation sector should be a fairly healthy market for aluminum.
Interferons countersignal the T cells and other warriors, instructing them to cool down.
A car that had undergone performance tests in the facility's "hot box" had been left to cool down on Saturday night, but part of the vehicle overheated and caught alight.
Cool down by chatting it out with your morn, a friend or a teacher to get feedback and, of course, some much-needed sympathy.
Forecasters said the sun will keep shining today but a Met Office spokesman warned: 'It will gradually cool down through the week.
While spray-on fireproofing is an approved material for use in the construction of New York City high-rise buildings, the Concrete Alliance's inquiries to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) revealed that when UL conducted tests on spray-on fireproofing on steel to ascertain a fire rating for a manufacturer, water (in excess) was used to cool down the steel quickly.
The new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says Israelis and Palestinians need to cool down their conflict to take advantage of emerging prospects for peace.
It could have taken days just to let the furnaces and process units cool down enough to enter, let alone complete the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair and re-assembly.
We just thought it would be good to take a day and let it cool down,'' Salmon said.