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vasoconstrictor

[vas-oh-kuh n-strik-ter, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Physiology, Pharmacology
1.
a nerve or drug that causes vasoconstriction.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; vaso- + constrictor
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  • Cutaneous veins also are richly innervated with sympathetic vasoconstrictor fibers.
British Dictionary definitions for vasoconstrictor

vasoconstrictor

/ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə/
noun
1.
a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing (vasoconstriction) of the walls of blood vessels
adjective
2.
causing vasoconstriction
Derived Forms
vasoconstrictive, adjective
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vasoconstrictor in Medicine

vasoconstrictor va·so·con·stric·tor (vā'zō-kən-strĭk'tər)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction. adj.
Producing vasoconstriction.

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