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Descriptor English:   Vascular Capacitance 
Descriptor Spanish:   Capacitancia Vascular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Capacitāncia Vascular 
Synonyms English:   Capacitance, Vascular  
Tree Number:   G09.330.380.906
Definition English:   The measure of a BLOOD VESSEL's ability to increase the volume of BLOOD it holds without a large increase in BLOOD PRESSURE. The vascular capacitance is equal to the change in volume divided by the change in pressure. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with VASCULAR RESISTANCE, opposition to blood flow in a vasc bed
See Related English:   Vascular Resistance
 
History Note English:   96 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
DE drug effects ES ethics
GE genetics IM immunology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
Record Number:   32583 
Unique Identifier:   D018924 

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