hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction


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hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction

Narrowing of the small arterioles in the alveoli in response to hypoxia.
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Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in the human lung: effect of repeated hypoxic challenges during anesthesia.
Time course and responses of sustained hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in the dog.
Different factors, such as hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV), gravity-dependent effects of positioning of the patient and effects of reduced or increased cardiac output may alter lung perfusion during OLV (1,2).