- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of constrict.
“Apart from having a range of pharmacological actions, serotonin constricts blood vessels, sends messages between cells in the brain and within the central nervous system, regulates secretion of digestive juices, and helps to control the passage of food through the gut.”
“I don't want to negotiate potential romantic relationships around the constricts of my biology.”
“The crowd constricts even tighter, which Alfredo didn't think possible.”
“When Lindsay Waters asserts that Dreiser's portrayal of Carrie Meeber allows us to "experience ourselves as vain and frail and ambitious," he's actually describing a response to the novel that constricts the literary experience, that reduces it to an opportunity for vicarious self-dramatizing.”
“After she was diagnosed, Dr. Stewart put her on a program that included a medication that constricts the blood vessels and helps push the flow of blood toward the brain, exercise, extra fluids and salt, and more sleep.”
“It carries epinephrine, a hormone and neurotransmitter that increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages and stimulates the nervous system.”
“Bitter orange contains synephrine, a compound very similar to ephedrine that constricts blood vessels and consequently increases heart rate and blood pressure.”
“Nicotine constricts arteries, which might be more of a problem for women since heart disease is more likely to start in their smaller arteries, says Noel Bairey Merz , director of the Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles who is studying sex differences in heart disease.”
“Although Andrea was safe in the United States, she quickly chafed at the constricts of living with her uncle and his family in the Atlanta suburbs.”
“The tension constricts the vessels, inhibiting the in-and outflow that maintain a healthy muscle.”
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