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Meaning of "vasoconstriction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VASOCONSTRICTION

vasoconstriction  [ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪkʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VASOCONSTRICTION

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Vasoconstriction is a noun.
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WHAT DOES VASOCONSTRICTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vasoconstriction

Vasoconstriction

Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles. The process is the opposite of vasodilation, the widening of blood vessels. The process is particularly important in staunching hemorrhage and acute blood loss. When blood vessels constrict, the flow of blood is restricted or decreased, thus retaining body heat or increasing vascular resistance. This makes the skin turn paler because less blood reaches the surface, reducing the radiation of heat. On a larger level, vasoconstriction is one mechanism by which the body regulates and maintains mean arterial pressure. Substances causing vasoconstriction are called vasoconstrictors, vasopressors, or simply "pressors". Generalized vasoconstriction usually results in an increase in systemic blood pressure, but it may also occur in specific tissues, causing a localized reduction in blood flow. The extent of vasoconstriction may be slight or severe depending on the substance or circumstance. Many vasoconstrictors also cause pupil dilation.

Definition of vasoconstriction in the English dictionary

The definition of vasoconstriction in the dictionary is narrowing of the walls of blood vessels.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VASOCONSTRICTION


abstriction
æbˈstrɪkʃən
addiction
əˈdɪkʃən
affliction
əˈflɪkʃən
antifriction
ˌæntɪˈfrɪkʃən
astriction
əˈstrɪkʃən
constriction
kənˈstrɪkʃən
contradiction
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən
conviction
kənˈvɪkʃən
depiction
dɪˈpɪkʃən
electrostriction
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstrɪkʃən
fiction
ˈfɪkʃən
friction
ˈfrɪkʃən
jurisdiction
ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃən
magnetostriction
mæɡˌniːtəʊˈstrɪkʃən
nonfiction
ˌnɒnˈfɪkʃən
obstriction
əbˈstrɪkʃən
prediction
prɪˈdɪkʃən
prestriction
prɪˈstrɪkʃən
restriction
rɪˈstrɪkʃən
striction
ˈstrɪkʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VASOCONSTRICTION

vasoactive
vasoactivity
vasoconstrictive
vasoconstrictor
vasodilatation
vasodilatatory
vasodilation
vasodilator
vasodilatory
vasoinhibitor
vasoinhibitory
vasomotor
vasopressin
vasopressor
vasospasm
vasospastic
vasotocin
vasotomy
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope

WORDS THAT END LIKE VASOCONSTRICTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
function
introduction
production
protection
reaction
satisfaction
section
selection
transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of vasoconstriction in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vasoconstriction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VASOCONSTRICTION

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The translations of vasoconstriction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vasoconstriction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

血管收缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vasoconstricción
570 millions of speakers

English

vasoconstriction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वाहिकासंकीर्णन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تضيق الأوعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сужение сосудов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vasoconstrição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাসোকন্স্ত্রিকশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vasoconstriction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vasoconstriction
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vasokonstriktion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

血管収縮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혈관 수축
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vasoconstriction
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

co mạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நரம்புகள் சுருங்குதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हासोकोनस्ट्रक्शन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vazokonstriksiyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vasocostrizione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwężenie naczyń
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звуження судин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vasoconstricție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγγειοσυστολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vasokonstriksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vasokonstriktion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vasokonstriksjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vasoconstriction

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTION»

The term «vasoconstriction» is regularly used and occupies the 77.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vasoconstriction

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VASOCONSTRICTION»

Discover the use of vasoconstriction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vasoconstriction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction: Cellular and Molecular ...
State-of-the-art findings relevant to cellular and molecular processes of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction as well as knowledge regarding etiological mechanisms and experimental therapeutics are well covered and complete the overview this ...
Jason X.-J. Yuan, 2004
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Critical Care Nephrology
Efferent arteriolar vasoconstriction decreases renal blood flow and increases glomerular filtration pressure Afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction decreases both renal blood flow and glomerular filtration FIGURE 21-1. Diagram showing the ...
Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John A. Kellum, 2008
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Advanced Therapy of Headache
The prolonged vasoconstriction associated with migraine causes brain infarction. • Migraine and vasoconstriction activate platelets promoting thrombus formation. • Vascular endothelial damage related to migrainous vasoconstriction activates ...
Alan M. Rapoport, Fred D. Sheftell, R. Allan Purdy, 1999
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Pathophysiology of Heart Disease
worst elements of both disorders; namely, longstanding vasoconstriction with resultant marked increases of systemic arterial blood pressure, will result in an increased wall stress to the left ventricle. Over the course of years, this will result in ...
Naranjan S. Dhalla, Pawan K. Singal, Robert E. Beamish, 1987
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Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care ...
Catecholatnines and Other Vasoactive Substances Release of substantial amounts of epinephrine or norepineph- rine may elicit mild pulmonary vasoconstriction because of the prevalence of a-receptors within the pulmonary vascula- ture (53 ...
Ronald B. George, 2005
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Exercise Physiology: Integrating Theory and Application
Norepinephrine is the primary neurotransmitter re- leased by sympathetic nerves innervating peripheral blood vessels, and affects primarily receptors (alpha receptors), causing vasoconstriction. On the other hand, epinephrine affects ...
William J. Kraemer, Steven J. Fleck, Michael R. Deschenes, 2011
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Drug-induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management
Systemic vasoconstriction can lead to hypertension and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), whereas cerebral vasoconstriction can lead to infarction. Vasoconstriction may be transient or prolonged. Vasospasm with subsequent cerebral infarction ...
James E. Tisdale, Douglas A. Miller, 2010
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The Headaches
The triptans are considered to have three potential mechanisms of action that could explain their acute migraine-relieving effects: cranial vasoconstriction (59), peripheral neuronal inhibition (91) and inhibition of transmission through ...
Jes Olesen, 2006
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The Effect of Acute Exercise on Femoral Artery ...
During a single bout of aerobic exercise, blood flow is shunted to exercising tissues while blood flow is maintained or reduced to less metabolically active areas (i.e. splanchnic area and non-working muscles).
Justin C. S. Chung, 2008
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Caplan's Stroke: A Clinical Approach
Patients who die from SAH with vasoconstriction less than 3 weeks after the initial hemorrhage show necrosis of the media, whereas pa- tients who live longer than 3 weeks show marked concentric intimal thickening, subendothelial fibrosis, ...
Louis Caplan, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vasoconstriction is used in the context of the following news items.
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Feeling the pressure
Astroctyes are thought to regulate cerebral vasoconstriction, but how astrocytes sense haemodynamic stimuli is not known. A new study found that, in rats and ... «Nature.com, Jun 15»
2
Life for Harm Reduction
What if the blotter acid is actually 25I-NBOMe, which unlike LSD is known to have caused overdose deaths and vasoconstriction? What's the consumer, if still ... «CounterPunch, Jun 15»
3
Indoor Air Purification Can Benefit Heart, Study
Researchers then measured 14 biomarkers of inflammation, coagulation, and vasoconstriction including lung function; blood pressure (BP); and fractional ... «News Every day, May 15»
4
Vascular type 1A angiotensin II receptors regulate renal blood flow …
Angiotensin II (Ang II)-dependent renal vasoconstriction contributes to blood pressure control, sodium balance and the pathogenesis of hypertension, according ... «Nature.com, Apr 15»
5
Professional Opinion: Why do women seem to be colder than men?
But barring an illness diagnosis, cold extremities just reflect the body's normal conservation -- they're typically the result of vasoconstriction, the constriction of ... «Hilton Head Island Packet, Feb 15»
6
Everybody Into The Sauna?
The fall in blood pressure is prevented by an increase in cardiac output mediated mostly by an increase in heart rate and by visceral vasoconstriction. «Forbes, Feb 15»
7
Regulating blood pressure with ATP
... GPCRs and stimulate vasoconstriction—is specifically coupled to activation of the ATP (adenosine 5′-triphosphate)–releasing channel pannexin1 (Panx1). «Science Magazine, Feb 15»
8
Managing the Difficult Pain Case: Case 4
A visit to the headache clinic 3 weeks later to review her MRA and conventional angiogram revealed multifocal, segmental areas of vasoconstriction in the large ... «Pain Medicine News, Dec 14»
9
Use of Antihypotensive Medications in Shock Patients
The others are typically known as “vasopressors” or “pressors,” as they have at least a modest ability to press (cause vasoconstriction) the peripheral vasculature ... «JEMS.com, Sep 14»
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Vasoconstriction: Pitting man against woman since the Garden of …
Essentially, female people-types always feel colder than men people-types due to a biological process called vasoconstriction. When a persons skin feels cold, ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vasoconstriction [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vasoconstriction>. May 2020 ».
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