vasoconstriction

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noun va·so·con·stric·tion \ˌvā-zō-kən-ˈstrik-shən\

Definition of vasoconstriction

  1. :  narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels

Origin and Etymology of vasoconstriction

vaso- + constriction, after French vaso-constriction


First Known Use: 1899


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vasoconstriction

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noun va·so·con·stric·tion \-kən-ˈstrik-shən\

Medical Definition of vasoconstriction

  1. :  narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels especially as a result of vasomotor action


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