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Category:GO:0042311 ! vasodilation

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DAG for GO:0042311id: GO:0042311

name: vasodilation
namespace: biological_process
alt_id: GO:0045909
def: "An increase in the internal diameter of blood vessels, especially arterioles or capillaries, due to relaxation of smooth muscle cells that line the vessels, and usually resulting in a decrease in blood pressure." [GOC:pr, ISBN:0192800981]
synonym: "positive regulation of blood vessel size" EXACT []
synonym: "vasodilatation" EXACT []
xref: Wikipedia:Vasodilation
is_a: GO:0097746 ! blood vessel diameter maintenance

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