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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

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This lack of oxygen can cause acid to build, causing new pain that is then sent back through the cycle to cause the neurovascular nerves to constrict the blood flow again.
It constricts blood vessels but has little effect on the heart and airways.
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.
In that circumstance, to maintain adequate blood pressure and move blood toward the brain, the body instantly increases its heart rate and constricts major blood vessels.
The drug, available in liquid and tablets, constricts blood vessels and stops the pain.
These industries will have to break out of the straitjacket that constricts their approach to business processes and look at business processes as assets that can generate financial returns, not simply as expenses.
It also constricts blood vessels near the skin's surface, resulting in early wrinkles.
Bosentan blocks the effects of endothelin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that constricts blood vessels and increases blood pressure.
Fitting said the garter, whose full name is Thamnophis sirtalis tetretaenia, has decidedly aggressive eating habits: he grabs, coils and constricts his prey.
BPH is an enlargement of the prostate, which constricts the urethra as it grows, thereby restricting the flow of urine - a common cause of urinary voiding dysfunction in men.