Nitric Oxide & The Circulatory System

Nitric Oxide in the Circulatory System: Nitric Oxide serves as a vasodilator
-Released in response to high blood flow rate and signaling molecules
-Highly localized and effects are brief
-If Nitric Oxide sythesis is inhibited blood pressure skyrockets

Nitric oxide, as I said, is a vasodilator. It delivers more blood to a tissue. When more blodd is delivered to a tissue, more oxygen, then more byproducts , bad byproducts are also eliminated adequately.

So that the toxic effects of breakdown products do not build up in the tissues, that can cause you to have detrimental effects.

Nitric Oxide in the Circulatory System: Nitric Oxide aids in the gas exchange between hemoglobin and cells.
-Hemoglobin is a vasoconstrictor. Fe scavenges Nitric Oxide
-Nitric Oxide is proteced by cysteine group when O2 binds to  hemoglobin
-During O2 delivery Nitric Oxide locally dilates blood vessels to aid in  gas exchange
-Excess Nitric Oxide is picked up by HGB with the CO2

It is a so called free radical scavenger. Free radicals are oxydative chemicals that are generated by every tissue in our body, that actually damages our tissue.

Nitric Oxide plays like a scavenger – it is a sponge that just absorbs these bad radicals from circulating around, before they cause damage – and eliminates them.

Dr. Siva, High Desert Heart Institute

Ted Heims

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