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For instance, CGRP causes blood vessels to dilate in a variety of systems including the intestines.
Heat dilates blood vessels that surround the lumbar region of your spine, increasing the flow of oxygen to your back muscles and stimulating sensory receptors in your skin to help heal damaged tissue and relieve discomfort.
With close attention, our pupils dilate and contract over and over.
That was the car that just made my pupils dilate and my heart race.
According to her attorney, Van Huynh, she consulted with medical staff at the facility who told her that the condition could be treated by a minor surgical procedure in which a doctor dilates the cervix and scrapes off the lining of the uterus.
Kettlewell used to dilate on the great sacrificial feast of charity.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
Another room had been added to the cabin—and the fragrant smell of cedar made her nostrils dilate.
In that September morning his soul seemed to dilate with every breath he drew.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
Little need to dilate on the situation as it appeared to Mrs Iver!
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
Frequently the nerves dilate the blood vessels of the skin, thus helping the sweat glands to secrete, by giving them more blood.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER

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