Definition of vasoconstriction in English:

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vasoconstriction

Pronunciation: /ˌvāzōkənˈstrikSHən/

noun

The constriction of blood vessels, which increases blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • At low doses, local anesthetics cause systemic vasoconstriction and raise blood pressure.
  • The effect is a dramatic increase in blood pressure due to vasoconstriction.
  • The vascular effects result in tissue ischemia from vasoconstriction, platelet aggregation, and increased blood viscosity.

Derivatives

vasoconstrictive

Pronunciation: /ˌvāzōkənˈstriktiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In hypoxia also, they initiate vasoconstrictive reflexes which act to maintain the arterial blood pressure.
  • The venom has vasoconstrictive properties that can lead to cyanosis and necrosis, with poor wound healing and infection.
  • Yet in patients with septic shock, vasopressin has strong vasoconstrictive effects, demonstrated in several studies by an increased MAP and systemic vascular resistance.

vasoconstrictor

Pronunciation: /ˌvāzōkənˈstriktər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Inhaled steroids are potent vasoconstrictors and are known to reduce bronchial blood flow in both normal subjects and patients with asthma, and consequently they may lessen airway edema.
  • Treatment of basilar migraines should avoid vasoconstrictors, otherwise standard abortive and prophylactic migraine medications are appropriate.
  • Vasopressin has been used clinically to treat a variety of disorders, both as an antidiuretic and as a vasoconstrictor.

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Syllabification: vas·o·con·stric·tion

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