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Numerous methods have been described for removal of constricting devices.
The researchers suggest that nicotine in the smoke might cause pain by constricting blood vessels in the uterus.
Finally, tests indicated that the women suffered from coronary spasms, which occur when the smooth muscle of the coronary arteries suddenly contracts, constricting the heart's blood supply.
Healthy vessels secrete EDRF to balance the constricting effect of [epinephrine]," Yeung says.
This, he says, implies that the recently isolated compound exerts the same cardiac effects as plant ouabain: strengthening the heartbeat and constricting blood vessels.
The cocaine, he says, might have slowed the absorption of the irritant by constricting blood vessels.