cool down


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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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Then, the precooling water is injected into the secondary side of the SG to cool down the components.
This has no negative effect on some rifles, but it will cause others to throw the first shot or two fired after the cool down.
Guests can cool down in a stunning natural swimming pool that's filtered through a reed bed and surrounded by large granite boulders, the fragrance of water mints, lavenders and wild flowers.
Employees who finished their shift at the plant, which staffs around 1,200 people, at 2pm were asked to wait inside while fire crews began to cool down the vehicle and make it safe.
The main addition is a row of metal bands that heat up or cool down depending on different actions happening in-game.
During shutdowns, the lower ambient temperature of deeper water can present a significant risk of hydrate formation within pipelines as the contents cool down. Cold temperatures and higher pressures can lead to pipelines becoming quickly clogged up with hydrates, ice-like compounds formed when water and hydrocarbon molecules mix under certain pressures and temperatures.
The newly designed lamps will heat up and cool down instantly in response to voltage changes.
Always make sure you warm up before each workout and cool down and stretch after.
And it would seem we aren't the only ones who are enjoying a cool down; so too is cooling firm Tabreed, which is in the final stages of its debt restructuring plan.
Fiber-optic sensors offer an intrinsically safe and non-intrusive method of monitoring pipeline and storage tank cool down, the strain on LNG pipe, integrity of the pipe's insulation and carrying out piping and LNG storage tank 'health checks'.
"Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is an excellent anger-management toolbook written at reading level 1-2 for kids ages 4-8.
He observed that the US is playing two games in the region, the first is attempting to cool down the heat of Hizbullah's missiles and averting a war between the militant group and Israel through Syrian-Israeli talks, he said.