cold-induced vasodilation


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cold-induced vasodilation

[¦kōld in‚düst ‚vā·zō·di′lā·shən]
(medicine)
A sequence of vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation that acts as a protective mechanism to prevent cold weather injury to the extremities.
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