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Descriptor in English: Vascular Resistance
Descriptor in Spanish: Resistencia Vascular
Descriptor in Portuguese: Resistência Vascular
Descriptor in French: Résistance vasculaire
Entry term(s): Peripheral Resistance
Peripheral Resistance, Total
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Resistance, Peripheral
Resistance, Pulmonary Vascular
Resistance, Systemic Vascular
Resistance, Total Peripheral
Resistance, Vascular
Systemic Vascular Resistance
Total Peripheral Resistance
Vascular Resistance, Pulmonary
Vascular Resistance, Systemic
Tree number(s): G09.330.380.921
Scope note: The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
Annotation: do not confuse with VASCULAR CAPACITANCE, blood volume within a vessel
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 67(64)
See also the descriptors: Vascular Capacitance MeSH
Vasoconstriction MeSH
DeCS UI: 15057
Descriptor UI: D014655
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Vascular Resistance - Preferred
Concept UI M0022538
Scope note The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
Preferred term Vascular Resistance
Entry term(s) Resistance, Vascular
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance - Narrower
Concept UI M0449762
Preferred term Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Entry term(s) Resistance, Pulmonary Vascular
Vascular Resistance, Pulmonary
Total Peripheral Resistance - Narrower
Concept UI M0449375
Scope note The total vascular resistance in the systemic circulation. It is equal to the mean arterial BLOOD PRESSURE minus the CENTRAL VENOUS PRESSURE divided by CARDIAC OUTPUT.
Preferred term Total Peripheral Resistance
Entry term(s) Peripheral Resistance
Peripheral Resistance, Total
Resistance, Peripheral
Resistance, Systemic Vascular
Resistance, Total Peripheral
Systemic Vascular Resistance
Vascular Resistance, Systemic



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