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Vascular Resistance

The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.

Year introduced: 1967(1964)

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Tree Number(s): G09.330.380.921

MeSH Unique ID: D014655

Entry Terms:

  • Resistance, Vascular
  • Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
  • Resistance, Pulmonary Vascular
  • Vascular Resistance, Pulmonary
  • Total Peripheral Resistance
  • Peripheral Resistance, Total
  • Resistance, Total Peripheral
  • Systemic Vascular Resistance
  • Resistance, Systemic Vascular
  • Vascular Resistance, Systemic
  • Peripheral Resistance
  • Resistance, Peripheral

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