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vasomotor

[vas-oh-moh-ter, vey-zoh-]
adjective Physiology.
  1. regulating the diameter of blood vessels, as certain nerves.
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Origin of vasomotor

First recorded in 1860–65; vaso- + motor
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Historical Examples of vasomotor

  • The diastolic pressure is determined by the tone in the arterioles and is under the control of the vasomotor sympathetic system.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Conversely, paralysis of the vasomotor system produces fall of diastolic pressure which, if long continued, results in death.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Decreased diastolic pressure goes hand in hand with vasomotor relaxation, as in fevers, etc.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • The gradual return of the pressure picture means that the vasomotor mechanism has acted to keep up the pulse pressure.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Therefore it is properly a direct respiratory, cardiac and vasomotor stimulant and indirectly a stimulator of all vital processes.


British Dictionary definitions for vasomotor

vasomotor

adjective
  1. (of a drug, agent, nerve, etc) relating to or affecting the diameter of blood vessels
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vasomotor in Medicine

vasomotor

(vā′zō-mōtər)
adj.
  1. Causing or regulating dilation or constriction of the blood vessels.angiokinetic
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