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vasomotor

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adjective va·so·mo·tor \ˌvā-zə-ˈmō-tər\

Definition of vasomotor

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



Origin of vasomotor

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865


Medical Dictionary

vasomotor

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adjective va·so·mo·tor \ˌvā-zō-ˈmōt-ər\

Medical Definition of vasomotor

  1. :  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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