reflex vasodilation

reflex vasodilation

Etymology: L, reflectere, to bend back, vas, vessel, dilatare, to spread out
any blood vessel dilation that results from stimulation of vasodilator nerves or inhibition of vasoconstrictors of the sympathetic nervous system, including by epinephrine-type drugs.
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These disadvantages include leftward shift of the haemoglobin dissociation curve, excess sodium load, rebound metabolic alkalosis, disturbances in serum potassium and calcium, decreased myocardial contractility, increased carbon dioxide production, and reflex vasodilation.
It occurs secondary to a sudden reflex vasodilation or bradycardia, or both.