smooth muscle found within, and composing the majority of the wall of blood vessels. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vascular_smooth_muscle ]

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smooth muscle found within, and composing the majority of the wall of blood vessels.

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Vascular smooth muscle contracts or relaxes to both change the volume of blood vessels and the local blood pressure, a mechanism that is responsible for the redistribution of the blood within the body to areas where it is needed (i.e. areas with temporarily enhanced oxygen consumption). Thus the main function of vascular smooth muscle tonus is to regulate the caliber of the blood vessels in the body. Excessive vasoconstriction leads to hypertension, while excessive vasodilation as in shock leads to hypotension.

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UBERON:0010508

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blood vessel smooth muscle tissue

smooth muscle tissue of blood vessel

blood vessel non-striated muscle

smooth muscle of blood vessel

vascular smooth muscle

blood vessel involuntary muscle

vascular smooth muscle tissue

non-striated muscle of blood vessel

involuntary muscle of blood vessel

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UBERON:0004237

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