vasomotor center


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va·so·mo·tor cen·ter

diffuse area of the reticular formation in the lateral medulla containing neurons that control vascular tone; consists of separate vasodepressor and vasopressor areas.
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vasomotor center

Neuroanatomy A cluster of nerve cell bodies in the medulla oblongata that controls the diameter of blood vessels and regulates blood pressure
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