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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 of vasoconstriction
1895-1900
1895-1900; vaso- + constriction
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  • On the contrary, vasoconstriction causes a rise in diastolic pressure and a fall in pulse pressure.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • vasoconstriction means literally causing contraction of the vessels, which is exactly what this center does.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
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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