noun Physiology, Pharmacology.
- vasoactive amine,
- vasoactive intestinal polypeptide,
Origin of vasoconstrictor
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For some reason or other the vasoconstrictor center becomes inactive, and the series of events just described is set in motion.
Not all the blood vessels in the body are acted upon through the vasoconstrictor center.
The nervous center which brings this about is called vasomotor, or, more properly, the vasoconstrictor center.
This is known as the vasodilator center, and it acts in opposition to the vasoconstrictor.
The tone of the vasoconstrictor center controls the distribution of blood throughout the body.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield