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vasomotor

[ vas-oh-moh-ter, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊˈmoʊ tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
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adjective Physiology.
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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British Dictionary definitions for vasomotor

vasomotor
/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈməʊtə) /

adjective
(of a drug, agent, nerve, etc) relating to or affecting the diameter of blood vessels
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Medical definitions for vasomotor

vasomotor
[ vā′zō-mōtər ]

adj.
Causing or regulating dilation or constriction of the blood vessels.angiokinetic
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