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vasopressor

[vas-oh-pres-er, vey-zoh-] /ˈvæs oʊˌprɛs ər, ˈveɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
1.
a hormone, as epinephrine, or other agent that raises the blood pressure by causing contraction of the arteriole muscles, narrowing the arteriole passage.
Origin of vasopressor
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; vaso- + pressor
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British Dictionary definitions for vasopressor

vasopressor

/ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə/
adjective
1.
causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries
noun
2.
a substance that has such an effect
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vasopressor in Medicine

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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