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constrict

V.
1. To narrow or make smaller, to shrink or contract.
2. To squeeze or compress.
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It can constrict, tighten, and narrow the airway considerable - causing wheezing and breathing troubles on a regular basis.
When the baroreceptors sense low blood pressure, they generate signals that cause nerves of the autonomic nervous system to speed up heart rate and constrict blood vessels.
It constricts blood vessels but has little effect on the heart and airways.
It also constricts blood vessels near the skin's surface, resulting in early wrinkles.
After smoking, nicotine constricts blood vessels and impairs circulation to the body's extremities, as shown at far right.
The complaint alleges that an oversized, unlicensed newsstand at that corner constricts pedestrian traffic flow to such a degree that people are forced to walk in the street to make their way east or west along the south side of 34th Street.
This debilitating condition, called pulmonary hypertension, constricts lung arteries.
Companies have touted ephedra's efficacy, while doctors and dietitians have dubbed it ``legalized speed'' because it quickens the heart rate and constricts blood vessels.
These industries will have to break out of the straitjacket that constricts their approach to business processes and look at business processes as assets that can generate financial returns, not simply as expenses.
The drug, available in liquid and tablets, constricts blood vessels and stops the pain.
BPH is an enlargement of the prostate, which constricts the urethra as it grows, thereby restricting the flow of urine - a common cause of urinary voiding dysfunction in men.
Bosentan blocks the effects of endothelin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that constricts blood vessels and increases blood pressure.