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a reaction in which a local dilation of vessels accompanies a general vasoconstriction; for example, when the central end of an afferent nerve to an organ is suitably stimulated, its efferent vasomotor fibers remaining intact, a general rise in blood pressure occurs together with a dilation of the vessels of the organ.
[Otto Christian Loven, Swedish physician, 1835–1904]
Vasodilation with a corresponding increase in blood pressure in an organ, due to stimulation of an afferent nerve.
Lovén,Otto C., Swedish physician, 1835-1904.
Lovén reflex - a reaction in which a local dilation of vessels accompanies a general vasoconstriction.
an ancient discovery that impulses within an organ can cause systemic vasoconstriction leading to hypertension and a localized vasodilation and increased blood flow.