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1. (Science: physiology) Affecting the calibre of a vessel, especially of a blood vessel.

2. Any element or agent that effects the calibre of a blood vessel.

Origin: L. Motor = mover

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Nervous System: Brain vs. Spinal Cord

... back lower down their lower organs, Intestines, Kidneys, Liver etc still work. I've read that the brain stem controls swallowing, breathing, and vasomotor control but surly if people break their necks (and damage the spinal cord) in the Cervical Region and still survive. Does this mean that If ...

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by Stealthbird97
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nervous System: Brain vs. Spinal Cord
Replies: 2
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Re: Marey's Law

... resistance of the blood veseles).. other mechanisms done through these buffer nerves ( if ABP is elevated for example ) are : 1- inhibition of the vasomotor centers in the brain and spinal cord leading to peripheral vasodilatation ( decreasing the peripheral resistance ) 2- inhibition of adrenaline ...

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by DrHesham
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Marey's Law
Replies: 9
Views: 24504

i'm on my own

... centre of the medulla oblongata which will decrease the cardiac output. When the cause of hypertension is vasoconstriction, the target is the vasomotor centre. Impulses from the baroreceptors in artery walls stimulate this centre to send impulses along the parasympathetic nerves telling the ...

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by chloe18
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i'm on my own
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

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