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vasomotor

[vas-oh-moh-ter, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊˈmoʊ tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/
adjective, Physiology
1.
regulating the diameter of blood vessels, as certain nerves.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; vaso- + motor
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  • vasomotor rhinitis is a nonallergic condition that involves a constant runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
British Dictionary definitions for vasomotor

vasomotor

/ˌveɪzəʊˈməʊtə/
adjective
1.
(of a drug, agent, nerve, etc) relating to or affecting the diameter of blood vessels
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vasomotor in Medicine

vasomotor va·so·mo·tor (vā'zō-mō'tər)
adj.
Causing or regulating dilation or constriction of the blood vessels. Also called angiokinetic.

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