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vasoactive

[vas-oh-ak-tiv, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊˈæk tɪv, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/
adjective, Physiology, Pharmacology
1.
of or pertaining to a substance, drug, or event that changes the diameter of a blood vessel.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; vaso- + active
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British Dictionary definitions for vasoactive

vasoactive

/ˌveɪzəʊˈæktɪv/
adjective
1.
affecting the diameter of blood vessels: vasoactive peptides
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vasoactive in Medicine

vasoactive va·so·ac·tive (vā'zō-āk'tĭv)
adj.
Causing constriction or dilation of blood vessels.

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