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vasoconstriction

[vas-oh-kuh n-strik-shuh n, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk ʃən, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Physiology
1.
constriction of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; vaso- + constriction
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  • Cool, clammy skin due to vasoconstriction and stimulation of vasoconstriction.
  • The body attempts to compensate with peripheral vasoconstriction.
Word Origin and History for vasoconstriction
n.

1899, from comb. form of vas + constriction.

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vasoconstriction in Medicine

vasoconstriction va·so·con·stric·tion (vā'zō-kən-strĭk'shən)
n.
Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.

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vasoconstriction in Science
vasoconstriction
  (vā'zō-kən-strĭk'shən)   
Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
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