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constriction

Genetics a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere

constriction

[kən′strik·shən]
(medicine)
(science and technology)
Narrowing of a channel or cylindrical member.
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Since infrastructure is a 20 to 25-year exposure, if you constrict now, then it has the longest impact," he said.
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
Those that claim to "get the red out" work like nasal spray - they cause the eye's blood vessels to constrict so you don't see them.
This outpatient procedure looks to reduce asthma symptoms by targeting the muscle that constricts during an asthma attack.
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.
During Bronchial Thermoplasty,(TM), an outpatient bronchoscopic procedure, physicians will use the Alair(R) System to go into the airways with a flexible bronchoscope through the nose or the mouth and deliver thermal energy to the airway wall, in an effort to reduce the presence of airway smooth muscle and thereby reduce the ability of treated airways to constrict.
The researchers suggest that seismic vibrations may have shaken loose some of the mineral deposits that normally constrict the geysers' subterranean plumbing, thereby changing their flow rates.
As a result of stress, our blood vessels constrict,'' explains Boris Prilutsky, director and senior instructor of the Institute of Professional Practical Therapy, an L.