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antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive he ACE inhibitor , angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and c alpha-adrenergic receptor , alpha-adrenoceptor , alpha receptor
training patients in self-induced relaxation autogenics , autogenic therapy , autogenic training
method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth by providing education and exercises and nutrition and techniques of breathing and relaxation (with the assistance of the father) Bradley method , Bradley method of childbirth
method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation and concentration and breathing Lamaze method , Lamaze method of childbirth
relaxation or free time leisure
time available for ease and relaxation leisure , leisure time
clothing suitable for relaxation loungewear
kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation massage
someone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation massager
relaxation of the urethral sphincter in response to increased pressure in the bladder micturition reflex
abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction myotonia
exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation rat race
method of natural childbirth that assumes it is a normal process and that the pain is largely psychological; involves education and breathing exercises to foster relaxation and other exercises Read method , Read method of childbirth
method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety reciprocal-inhibition therapy , reciprocal inhibition
activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation recreation , refreshment
any agent that produces relaxation relaxer
pause for relaxation relief , respite , rest , rest period
act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes rubdown
relaxation or relief of muscle spasms spasmolysis
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