relaxation of smooth muscle

Known as: smooth muscle relaxation 
A process in which the extent of smooth muscle contraction is reduced. Smooth muscle differs from striated muscle in the much higher actin/myosin… (More)
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2003
Review
2003
Cyclic GMP (cGMP) made in response to atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or nitric oxide (NO) is an important regulator of short… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Nitric oxide (NO) inhibits vascular contraction by activating cGMP-dependent protein kinase I-α (PKGI-α), which causes… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Nitrovasodilators such as nitroglycerine, via production of nitric oxide and an increase in [cGMP], can induce arterial smooth… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND The effects of smooth muscle relaxation on arterial wall mechanics are controversial. We used a new, in vivo… (More)
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1997
Highly Cited
1997
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is well known as a toxic gas, is produced endogenously in mammalian tissues from L-cysteine mainly… (More)
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1990
Highly Cited
1990
In the presence of functional adrenergic and cholinergic blockade, electrical field stimulation relaxes corpus cavernosum smooth… (More)
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1987
Highly Cited
1987
The objective of this study was to determine whether nitric oxide (NO) is responsible for the vascular smooth muscle relaxation… (More)
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1983
Highly Cited
1983
The present study investigates the hypothesis that endothelium-dependent relaxation of vascular smooth muscle may be mediated… (More)
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1981
Highly Cited
1981
The purpose of the present study was to determine time course relationship between cyclic GMP accumulation and relaxation in… (More)
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