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vasomotion

[vas-oh-moh-shuh n, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊˈmoʊ ʃən, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Physiology
1.
the change in diameter of a blood vessel.
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vasomotion in Medicine

vasomotion va·so·mo·tion (vā'zō-mō'shən)
n.
Change in the caliber of a blood vessel. Also called angiokinesis.

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