dilator

Known as: dilators 
A device used to stretch or enlarge an opening.
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Flow-mediated dilatation (%FMD), an index of nitric oxide (NO)-mediated vasodilator function, is regarded as a surrogate marker… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that endothelial dysfunction underlies the association between an acute inflammatory episode… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Nitric oxide and prostaglandins were shown to contribute to the endothelial mediation of flow-induced dilation of skeletal muscle… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess smooth muscle function in adults at risk for atherosclerosis. BACKGROUND Previous studies in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
The endothelium plays a pivotal role in modulating the reactivity of vascular smooth muscle through the formation of several… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
1. To determine if negative upper airway pressure causes reflex pharyngeal dilator muscle activation, we used intra-oral bipolar… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Dilator reserve of the coronary microvasculature is diminished in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Although increased… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
In cremaster muscle of pentobarbital-anesthetized rats, temporary occlusion of an arteriole increased red blood cell velocity… (More)
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Studies in animals have suggested that increases in blood flow result in dilation of large arteries by an endothelium-dependent… (More)
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Highly Cited
1983
Highly Cited
1983
The possible role of endothelium in the vascular responses to vasodilator drugs was studied in relation to experimental… (More)
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