Definitions for vasomotorˌvæs oʊˈmoʊ tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-
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relating to the nerves and muscles that cause the blood vessels to constrict or dilate
Of or pertaining to the regulation of the diameter of blood vessels.
causing movement in the walls of vessels; as, the vasomotor mechanisms; the vasomotor nerves, a system of nerves distributed over the muscular coats of the blood vessels
Origin: [L. vas a vessel + motor that which moves fr. movere to move.]
Vasomotor refers to actions upon a blood vessel which alter its diameter. More specifically, it can refer to vasodilator action and vasoconstrictor action. Currently, new research has been performed suggesting that vasomotor topographic patterns are not consistent with traditional vasomotor nerve topography charts.
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