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Angioedema

A vascular reaction usually causing swelling in the skin and/ or upper-respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.

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Aneroid sphygmomanometer

A type of sphygmomanometer that measures blood pressure on a dial and that depends on the displacement of a spring…

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Anaerobic exercise

Activity requiring minimal motion without much increase in intake of oxygen, such as weight lifting.

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Alpha agonist

A drug that acts on the brain to decrease sympathetic nerve activity and thereby lower blood pressure.

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Alphax receptors

“Targets” on various cells that, when stimulated by nor¬ epinephrine (or similar substances), cause a number of responses including constriction…

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Alpha blocker

A drug that blocks norepinephrine (a hormone that constricts arterioles) from stimulating receptors on arterioles, thereby causing arterioles to dilate…

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Acromegaly

An endocrine disease causing enlargement of parts of the skeleton due to over-secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland.…

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ACE inhibitor

A drug that lowers blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) from producing angiotensin, which constricts arteries and arterioles…

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Zigzag

With short sections arranged in alternating directions from side to side.

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Dicot

Flowering plant in which the embryos have two seed leaves.

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