- regulating the diameter of blood vessels, as certain nerves.
Origin of vasomotor
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The diastolic pressure is determined by the tone in the arterioles and is under the control of the vasomotor sympathetic system.
Conversely, paralysis of the vasomotor system produces fall of diastolic pressure which, if long continued, results in death.
Decreased diastolic pressure goes hand in hand with vasomotor relaxation, as in fevers, etc.
The gradual return of the pressure picture means that the vasomotor mechanism has acted to keep up the pulse pressure.
Therefore it is properly a direct respiratory, cardiac and vasomotor stimulant and indirectly a stimulator of all vital processes.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
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- (of a drug, agent, nerve, etc) relating to or affecting the diameter of blood vessels
- Causing or regulating dilation or constriction of the blood vessels.angiokinetic