Constriction: Definition & Meaning


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Constriction and dilation _____ occur in the same systems of the body.

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1. Which type of muscle is responsible for constriction?

2. If you are being attacked, the blood vessels to the stomach will likely be:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is scored immediately to help you evaluate your understanding of what constriction is, which muscles constrict, and when constriction occurs. You'll be asked questions about these and other biological and anatomical concepts related to constriction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check how well you understand the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Constriction vs. dilation
  • The type of muscle responsible for constriction
  • What happens to stomach blood vessels when someone is under attack
  • The three muscle types in the body
  • The term for the process that closes a passage to decrease material flow

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the processes of constriction and dilation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on constriction in biology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the body's muscle types and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, called Constriction: Definition & Meaning, will go over this process in greater detail. Topics covered by the lesson include the following:

  • Autonomic processes
  • How constriction works
  • Examples of body structures that constrict
  • When constriction occurs