vasoconstrictor

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

a nerve or drug that causes vasoconstriction.

Nearby words

  1. vasoactive,
  2. vasoactive amine,
  3. vasoactive intestinal polypeptide,
  4. vasoconstriction,
  5. vasoconstrictive,
  6. vasodepression,
  7. vasodepressor,
  8. vasodilatation,
  9. vasodilation,
  10. vasodilative

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 Formsvasoconstrictive, adjective

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Medicine 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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