peripheral vascular resistance

noun
variants: or peripheral resistance

Medical Definition of peripheral vascular resistance

: vascular resistance to the flow of blood in peripheral arterial vessels that is typically a function of the internal vessel diameter, vessel length, and blood viscosity

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“Peripheral vascular resistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peripheral%20vascular%20resistance. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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