vasopressor

vasopressor

[vas-oh-pres-er, vey-zoh-]
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
a hormone, as epinephrine, or other agent that raises the blood pressure by causing contraction of the arteriole muscles, narrowing the arteriole passage.

Origin:
1925–30; vaso- + pressor

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vasopressor (ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə)
 
adj
1.  causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries
 
n
2.  a substance that has such an effect

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vasopressor va·so·pres·sor (vā'zō-prěs'ər)
adj.
Producing constriction of the blood vessels and a consequent rise in blood pressure. n.
An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.

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