7 votes

What is the difference between vasoconstriction and contractility?

Although the term "contractility" can refer to contraction of any muscle, including skeletal muscle (e.g. biceps) and smooth muscle (e.g. muscles in arterial walls), in medicine contractility usually ...
user avatar
  • 5,693
3 votes

Does vasodilation in one part of the body mean another part of the body must vasoconstrict?

You can think of blood volume and blood vessels as a closed system for your nitrates example. Vasodilation does not change blood volume; it changes the volume the container (the blood vessels) can ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible