vasomotor


va·so·mo·tor

adjective \ˌvā-zə-ˈmō-tər\

Definition of VASOMOTOR

:  of, relating to, or being nerves or centers controlling the size of blood vessels

Origin of VASOMOTOR

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1865

va·so·mo·tor

adjective \ˌvā-zō-ˈmōt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VASOMOTOR

: of, relating to, affecting, or being those nerves or the centers (as in the medulla and spinal cord) from which they arise that supply the muscle fibers of the walls of blood vessels, include sympathetic vasoconstrictors and parasympathetic vasodilators, and by their effect on vascular diameter regulate the amount of blood passing to a particular body part or organ

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