pressor

pressor

[pres-er]
adjective Physiology.
causing an increase in blood pressure; causing vasoconstriction.

Origin:
1885–90; attributive use of Late Latin pressor presser, equivalent to Latin *pret-, variant stem of premere to press1 + -tor -tor, with -tt- > -ss-

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pressor (ˈprɛsə, -sɔː)
 
adj
physiol relating to or producing an increase in blood pressure
 
[C19: from Latin premere to press]

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pressor pres·sor (prěs'ôr', -ər)
adj.

  1. Producing increased blood pressure.

  2. Causing constriction of the blood vessels.

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