pressor

[ pres-er ]
/ ˈprɛs ər /

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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Medical definitions for pressor

pressor
[ prĕsôr′, -ər ]

adj.

Producing increased blood pressure.
Causing constriction of the blood vessels.
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