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Synonyms for constrict

Synonyms for constrict

to make smaller or narrower

to reduce in size, as by drawing together

to subject to compression

to check the freedom and spontaneity of

Synonyms for constrict

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CHILDHOOD reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND) is a painful disease that constricts the veins and reduces the supply of oxygen to the skin, muscles and bones.
He added: "Understanding how amines are formed and how they act to constrict blood vessels will be the next steps in devising strategies to prevent laminitis.
The spasm causes the airways to constrict and leads to inflammation in the tissue that lines the airways.
Well I don't know about it constricting my brain power, but I tried on my bikini the other day and having put on a stone and a half since last summer, I can report that it did seriously constrict my blood flow
The thermal energy that is applied to the airway through this procedure reduces the amount of muscle in the airway walls which reduces the ability for it to constrict.
The sprinkler line is galvanized pipe, at least 40 years old, and has begun to constrict from rust and mineral buildup.
Normally, ACE converts the compound angiotensin I into angiotensin II, which induces the blood vessels to constrict and blood pressure to rise.
The formation of the new investment pool is the kind of move that could help preserve the REIT's share price if other institutional investors constrict their allocation of capital into the sector, a phenomenon that REIT naysayers have long been predicting, despite the sector's recent track record of strong returns.
When reproductive organs shift (or the prostate swells), this can constrict normal flow of blood, lymph, and nerve connections.
Samuelson reproduced some of the most candid admissions by congressional campaign "reformers" that they were seeking to constrict political speech:
The thermal energy that's applied to the airway through this procedure reduces the amount of muscle in the airway walls, which reduces the ability for it to constrict.
It can spasm and constrict the airway considerably, causing real health consequences for asthmatics.
Raynaud's phenomenon causes patients' blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to their extremities.
Although still under clinical investigation, early patient data from three earlier clinical studies suggest that reducing the amount of airway smooth muscle may reduce the ability of treated airways to constrict or narrow.
To regulate this microflow minute to minute according to tissues' needs, arterioles continually dilate and constrict.