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pressor

[ pres-er ]
/ ˈprɛs ər /
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adjective Physiology.
causing an increase in blood pressure; causing vasoconstriction.
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Origin of pressor

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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British Dictionary definitions for pressor

pressor
/ (ˈprɛsə, -sɔː) /

adjective
physiol relating to or producing an increase in blood pressure

Word Origin for pressor

C19: from Latin premere to press
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