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Definition of "constrictive" [con•strict•ive]

  • That constricts, or is accompanied by constriction (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "constrictive" in a sentence
  • "Many forms and degrees of failure were defined, and their responses to treatment measured: limited or fixed cardiac output, not responding to exercise; left ventricular failure with pulmonary hypertension; right ventricular failure with systemic venous hypertension; the congestive state with high blood flow, and with low; very low cardiac output without congestion; the dynamic effects of cardiac arrhythmias; the circulation in constrictive pericarditis31, 32."
  • "Analysis of biopsied lung tissue taken from the soldiers, who all served in Iraq or Afghanistan, showed that 38 had an unusual thickening of the small lung airways that restricted air flow, a condition known as constrictive bronchiolitis."
  • "That suggests they inhaled a significant dose of sulfur dioxide, a known cause of the lung disease, called constrictive bronchiolitis, Miller said in a telephone interview."