vasoactive

[ 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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Origin of vasoactive

First recorded in 1920–25; vaso- + active
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British Dictionary definitions for vasoactive

vasoactive
/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈæktɪv) /

adjective

affecting the diameter of blood vesselsvasoactive peptides
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Medical definitions for vasoactive

vasoactive
[ vā′zō-ăktĭv ]

adj.

Causing constriction or dilation of blood vessels.
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