Vasomotor center


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the chief dominating or general center which supplies all the unstriped muscles of the arterial system with motor nerves, situated in a part of the medulla oblongata; a center of reflex action by the working of which afferent impulses are changed into efferent, - vasomotor impulses leading either to dilation or constriction of the blood vessels.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The depression of cardiovascular functions during current study was attributed to be associated with depression of vasomotor center in the brain due to the effect of anesthetic agents, as also documented by Yershov et al.
We speculate that particles may also exert these effects through the afferent nerves to the vasomotor center in the brainstem, leading to increases of parasympathetic tone of the heart and peripheral vascular system (17,18).