vasoconstriction

[vas-oh-kuh n-strik-shuh n, vey-zoh-]

Origin of vasoconstriction

First recorded in 1895–1900; vaso- + constriction
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Examples from the Web for vasoconstriction

Historical Examples of vasoconstriction

  • 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

vasoconstriction in Medicine

vasoconstriction

[vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən]
n.
  1. Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
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vasoconstriction in Science

vasoconstriction

[vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən]
  1. Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
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