[ vas-oh-ak-tiv, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊˈæk tɪv, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
of or relating to a substance, drug, or event that changes the diameter of a blood vessel.
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British Dictionary definitions for vasoactive
/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈæktɪv) /
affecting the diameter of blood vesselsvasoactive peptides
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Medical definitions for vasoactive
[ vā′zō-ăk′tĭv ]
Causing constriction or dilation of blood vessels.
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