[ vas-oh-dahy-ley-ter, -di-, -dahy-ley-, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊ daɪˈleɪ tər, -dɪ-, -ˈdaɪ leɪ-, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Physiology, Pharmacology.
a nerve or drug that causes vasodilatation.
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Words nearby vasodilator
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This is known as the vasodilator center, and it acts in opposition to the vasoconstrictor.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
It does not cause vascular constriction but has a preliminary vasodilator action.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for vasodilator
/ (ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtə) /
a drug, agent, or nerve that can cause dilatation (vasodilatation) of the walls of blood vessels
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Medical definitions for vasodilator
[ vā′zō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā- ]
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasodilation.
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