pressor base

n.

Any of several products of intestinal putrefaction believed to cause hypertension when absorbed.pressor amine
An alkaline substance that raises blood pressure.

Nearby words

  1. pressing plant,
  2. pressingly,
  3. pressman,
  4. pressmark,
  5. pressor,
  6. pressor fiber,
  7. pressor nerve,
  8. pressoreceptive,
  9. pressoreceptor,
  10. pressosensitive


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