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Vasocongestion is a term for the swelling of bodily tissues caused by increased vascular blood flow and a localized increase in blood pressure. The arterial system The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... A sphygmomanometer, a device used for measuring blood pressure. ...


Typical causes of vasocongestion in humans includes menstruation, sexual arousal, REM sleep, strong emotions, and illnesses and allergic reactions. The menstrual cycle is the periodic change in a womans body that occurs every month between puberty and menopause and that relates to reproduction. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rapid eye movement (REM) is the stage of sleep during which the most vivid (though not all) dreams occur. ... Emotion, in its most general definition, is an intense neural mental state that arises subjectively rather than through conscious effort and evokes either a positive or negative psychological response . ... This article needs more context around or a better explanation of technical details to make it more accessible to general readers and technical readers outside the specialty, without removing technical details. ... An allergy can refer to several kinds of immune reactions including Type I hypersensitivity in which a persons body is hypersensitised and develops IgE type antibodies to typical proteins. ...


Illnesses

Menstrual cramps are one of the most common side effects of vasocongestion in adult females. Although pain and discomfort varies among individuals, vasocongestion is an essential part of the shedding of the lining of the uterus. Abnormal vasocongetsion during the menstrual cycle can lead to irregular bleeding, severe and debilitating cramps and anemia caused by increased menstrual flow. Menstrual cramps are spasmodic pains felt in the low abdomen, lower back and the upper thighs during the bleeding phase of a womans menstrual period. ... The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... Anemia (AmE) or anaemia (BrE), from the Greek () meaning without blood, refers to a deficiency of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or hemoglobin. ...


The temporary vasocongetion of the cheeks of the face is called blushing. It may be caused by the emotions of anger or embarassment. The illness of rosacea is a chronic vasogongestion condition of the face that primarily affects the cheeks and nose, but may include other areas such as the eyes and chin. Look up Cheek in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The Cheeks are the fleshy area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear, the skin being suspended by the chin and the yaws. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To blush is to display a marked redness of ones face; the term is seldom applied except when the redness is construed as a result of embarrassment, shame, or modesty. ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Embarrassment is an unpleasant emotional state experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act witnessed by or revealed to others. ... Rosacea (IPA:) is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. ...


Vasocongestion of the area around the human anus can lead to the formation of hemorrhoids. Female Human Anatomy Male Human Anatomy Anal redirects here. ... Hemorrhoids (also haemorrhoids or piles) are varicosities or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. ...


Human sexual behavior

Vasocongestion is essential for sexual procreation in mammals since is the force that causes the hardening of a penis during an erection. The same force in woman leads to the hardening of the clitoris and vaginal lubrication during sexual arousal. The decrease in vasocongestion in post-menopausal women may require some women to use artificial sexual lubricant to avoid pain during sexual intercourse.[1] [2] Look up Sex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... The erection of the penis, clitoris or a nipple is its enlarged and firm state. ... The clitoris (Greek ) is a female sexual organ. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age in species that experience such cycles. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This article is about sexual intercourse in humans and its societal implications. ...


Other forms of vasocongestion during human sexual activity include sex flush and the swelling of nipples in both men and women. [3] Commonly referred to as the sex flush, vasocongestion (increased blood flow) of the skin can occur during all four phases of the human sexual response cycle. ... Human male torso with nipples The udder of a cow with nipples showing In its most general form, a nipple is an appurtenance from which a fluid emanates, in this instance breast milk, to nurture a mothers young. ...


Unpleasant side effects of sex-related vasocongestion may lead to the cramp-like pain of "blue balls"[4] in males and an unpleasant pelvic "heaviness" in women[5], similar to the start of the menstruation cycle. This article is about muscular pain. ... Blue balls is a slang term for a temporary fluid congestion in the testicles and prostate region caused by prolonged sexual arousal in the human male. ... The pelvis (pl. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Cindy Meston, Ph.D., Aging & Women's Sexuality . (Accessed October 10, 2006)
  2. ^ Vern L. Bulloch, Science in the Bedroom, 1994 . (Accessed October 10, 2006)
  3. ^ e Sexual Response Cycle, Sex Info, University of California at Santa Barbara. (Accessed October 10, 2006)
  4. ^ Blue Balls, Sinclair Intimacy Institute, 2002. (Accessed October 10, 2006)
  5. ^ Sexual Function and Estrogen, Canadian Consensus Conference on Menopause, 2006 Update. (Accessed October 10, 2006)

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In women, vasocongestion occurs in the tissue surrounding the vagina, causing fluids to seep through the vaginal walls to produce vaginal lubrication.
Vasocongestion also causes the labia majora to flatten and spread apart somewhat and the labia minora to swell and open.
During the plateau stage, vasocongestion peaks and the processes begun in the excitement stage continue until sufficient tension is built up for orgasm to occur.
Vasocongestion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Vasocongestion is a term for the swelling of bodily tissues caused by increased vascular blood flow and a localized increase in blood pressure.
Although pain and discomfort varies among individuals, vasocongestion is an essential part of the shedding of the lining of he uterus.
Vasocongestion is essential for sexual procreation in mammals since is the force that causes the hardening of a penis during an erection.
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