vasomotor


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vasomotor

[′vā·zə‚mōd·ər]
(physiology)
Pertaining to the regulation of the constriction or expansion of blood vessels.
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Of the 3,302 enrollees in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), 1,449 reported frequent (6 or more days in the previous 2 weeks) vasomotor symptoms (VMS), reported Nancy E.
Skin vasomotor tone depends on the regulation of vascular tone in the periphery, contributing to thermoregulation and cardiovascular homeostasis (4).
About Vasomotor Symptoms Vasomotor symptoms include hot flashes and night sweats.
The drug may be an option for postmenopausal women who do not want to or should not take estrogen-"currently the only effective therapy for decreasing severe vasomotor symptoms," said Prior.
The testing instruments used also measured general quality of life in relation to menopausal symptoms rather than being direct measures of vasomotor symptoms.
Work from Finland suggests that women who have severe vasomotor symptoms benefit from hormone replacement therapy, while those without severe symptoms are vulnerable to hormonal side-effects--especially if they take oral oestrogens (Tuomikoski et al.
7,8] One study suggested that the frequency and severity of vasomotor symptoms were most prominent during the first year after castration.
For example, low-dose forms of oral estrogen found to be effective for treatment of vasomotor symptoms include conjugated equine estrogens 0.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced today that it would need to conduct additional clinical studies to address questions from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) regarding the risk-benefit profile of desvenlafaxine as a treatment for vasomotor symptoms.
Despite the fact that black cohosh showed no significant side effects, it has little potential for giving women significant relief of vasomotor symptoms of menopause.
Black cohosh alone or combined with other botanical agents does not relieve the vasomotor symptoms of menopause any better than placebo, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine late last year.