Predicate: vasodilate

Roleset id: vasodilate.01 , dilating of blood vessels, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

vasodilate.01: VASODILATION-N NOTES: Relation to verb-dilate.01. (from vasodilation.01-n) VASODILATE-V NOTES: Automatically added alias.


vasodilation (n.)
vasodilate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent
        Arg1-PPT: dilated entity (explicit blood vessels or patient)

Example: vasodilate-v

        Some physiologists have suggested that it is the lack of oxygen itself that causes capillary beds to vasodilate by the smooth muscle hypoxia of the vessels in the region.

        Arg1: capillary beds
        Rel: vasodilate

Example: vasodilation-n: an actual arg0!

        The mechanism of the vasodilation of septic shock remains incompletely understood, but considerable evidence implicates abnormalities of vasodilator mechanisms.

        Rel: vasodilation
        Arg0: of septic shock