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Vascular Capacitance

"Vascular Capacitance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The measure of a BLOOD VESSEL's ability to increase the volume of BLOOD it holds without a large increase in BLOOD PRESSURE. The vascular capacitance is equal to the change in volume divided by the change in pressure.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vascular Capacitance" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vascular Capacitance" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 3 publications over 3 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1996 and 1997 and 2008
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