What is Dilation? - Definition & Meaning - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which muscle type is primarily involved in dilation?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. When blood vessels dilate, which of the following is likely to occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of dilation in the body. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what the word dilation means and examples of dilation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Dilation and control
  • Muscle type that is involved in dilation
  • Example of dilation
  • Definition of dilation
  • What occurs when blood vessels dilate

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dilation lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurs when blood vessels dilate in the body
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of muscle that is involved in dilation

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to a specific process in the body, read through the brief lesson called What is Dilation? - Definition & Meaning. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what dilation is and how smooth muscle is responsible for it
  • Recall how a pregnant mother in labor goes through dilation of her cervix to deliver a baby
  • Review the dilation of bronchi and how the body carries out this type of dilation
  • Understand different types of dilation such as dilation of pupils and blood vessels