vasoactive amine

n.

A substance containing amino groups, such as histamine or serotonin, that acts on the blood vessels to alter their permeability or to cause vasodilation.

Nearby words

  1. vasiform,
  2. vasitis,
  3. vaso-,
  4. vaso-orchidostomy,
  5. vasoactive,
  6. vasoactive intestinal polypeptide,
  7. vasoconstriction,
  8. vasoconstrictive,
  9. vasoconstrictor,
  10. vasodepression


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