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Descriptor in English: Vascular Capacitance
Descriptor in Spanish: Capacitancia Vascular
Descriptor in Portuguese: Capacitância Vascular
Descriptor in French: Capacitance vasculaire
Entry term(s): Capacitance, Vascular
Tree number(s): G09.330.380.906
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: do not confuse with VASCULAR RESISTANCE, opposition to blood flow in a vasc bed
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 96
See also the descriptors: Vascular Resistance MeSH
DeCS UI: 32583
Descriptor UI: D018924
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/02/22
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Vascular Capacitance - Preferred
Concept UI M0028293
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Vascular Capacitance
Entry term(s) Capacitance, Vascular



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