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vasoconstrictor

[ vas-oh-kuhn-strik-ter, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Physiology, Pharmacology.

a nerve or drug that causes vasoconstriction.

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Origin of vasoconstrictor

First recorded in 1875–80; vaso- + constrictor
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British Dictionary definitions for vasoconstrictor

vasoconstrictor
/ (ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə) /

noun

a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing (vasoconstriction) of the walls of blood vessels

adjective

causing vasoconstriction

Derived forms of vasoconstrictor

vasoconstrictive, adjective
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Medical definitions for vasoconstrictor

vasoconstrictor
[ vā′zō-kən-strĭktər ]

n.

Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.

adj.

Producing vasoconstriction.
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