vasoconstriction


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va·so·con·stric·tion

 (vā′zō-kən-strĭk′shən)
n.
Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.

vas′o·con·stric′tive adj.

vasoconstriction

(ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪkʃən)
n
(Physiology) the narrowing of the walls of blood vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasoconstriction - decrease in the diameter of blood vessels
constriction - the action or process of compressing
Translations

vasoconstriction

n (Med) → Vasokonstriktion f (spec), → Gefäßverengung f

vasoconstriction

n vasoconstricción f
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2] receptors are the predominant mechanism for vasoconstriction in the cutaneous vasculature, in contrast to [[alpha].

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