vasomotor reflex


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vasomotor reflex

Etymology: L, vas, vessel, movere, to move, reflectere, to bend back
any reflex response of the circulatory system caused by stimulation of vasodilator or vasoconstrictive nerves.

vasomotor reflex

The constriction or dilatation of a blood vessel in response to a stimulus, as in becoming pale from fright. Synonym: vascular reflex
See also: reflex