vasoconstriction

[ vas-oh-kuh n-strik-shuh n, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk ʃən, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Physiology.

constriction of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.

Origin of vasoconstriction

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

vasoconstriction


n.

1899, from comb. form of vas + constriction.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vasoconstriction

vasoconstriction

[ vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən ]

n.

Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
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Science definitions for vasoconstriction

vasoconstriction

[ vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən ]

Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
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