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vasodilator

[vas-oh-dahy-ley-ter, -di-, -dahy-ley-, vey-zoh-]
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noun Physiology, Pharmacology.
  1. a nerve or drug that causes vasodilatation.
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Origin of vasodilator

First recorded in 1880–85; vaso- + dilator
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Historical Examples

  • This is known as the vasodilator center, and it acts in opposition to the vasoconstrictor.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin


British Dictionary definitions for vasodilator

vasodilator

noun
  1. a drug, agent, or nerve that can cause dilatation (vasodilatation) of the walls of blood vessels
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adjective
  1. causing vasodilatation
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vasodilator in Medicine

vasodilator

(vā′zō-dī-lātər, -dĭ-, -dīlā-)
n.
  1. Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasodilation.
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adj.
  1. Producing vasodilation.
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