Dictionary.com

vasoconstriction

[ vas-oh-kuhn-strik-shuhn, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk ʃən, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
Save This Word!

noun Physiology.
constriction of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of vasoconstriction

First recorded in 1895–1900; vaso- + constriction
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use vasoconstriction in a sentence

  • 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

Medical definitions for vasoconstriction

vasoconstriction
[ vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən ]

n.
Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for vasoconstriction

vasoconstriction
[ vā′zō-kən-strĭkshən ]

Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK