vasoconstrictor

[vas-oh-kuh n-strik-ter, vey-zoh-]

Origin of vasoconstrictor

First recorded in 1875–80; vaso- + constrictor
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Examples from the Web for vasoconstrictor

Historical Examples of vasoconstrictor

  • This is known as the vasodilator center, and it acts in opposition to the vasoconstrictor.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin

  • The tone of the vasoconstrictor center controls the distribution of blood throughout the body.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Not all the blood vessels in the body are acted upon through the vasoconstrictor center.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin

  • For some reason or other the vasoconstrictor center becomes inactive, and the series of events just described is set in motion.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin

  • The nervous center which brings this about is called vasomotor, or, more properly, the vasoconstrictor center.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin


British Dictionary definitions for vasoconstrictor

vasoconstrictor

noun
  1. a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing (vasoconstriction) of the walls of blood vessels
adjective
  1. causing vasoconstriction
Derived Formsvasoconstrictive, adjective
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vasoconstrictor in Medicine

vasoconstrictor

[vā′zō-kən-strĭktər]
n.
  1. Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.
adj.
  1. Producing vasoconstriction.
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