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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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This lack of oxygen can cause acid to build, causing new pain that is then sent back through the cycle to cause the neurovascular nerves to constrict the blood flow again.
It constricts blood vessels but has little effect on the heart and airways.
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 outpatient procedure looks to reduce asthma symptoms by targeting the muscle that constricts during an asthma attack.
In that circumstance, to maintain adequate blood pressure and move blood toward the brain, the body instantly increases its heart rate and constricts major blood vessels.
The drug, available in liquid and tablets, constricts blood vessels and stops the pain.
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.
It also constricts blood vessels near the skin's surface, resulting in early wrinkles.