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vasopressor

[ vas-oh-pres-er, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˈvæs oʊˌprɛs ər, ˈveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.

a hormone, as epinephrine, or other agent that raises the blood pressure by causing contraction of the arteriole muscles, narrowing the arteriole passage.

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Origin of vasopressor

First recorded in 1925–30; vaso- + pressor
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British Dictionary definitions for vasopressor

vasopressor
/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə) med /

adjective

causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries

noun

a substance that has such an effect
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Medical definitions for vasopressor

vasopressor
[ vāzō-prĕs′ər ]

adj.

Producing constriction of the blood vessels and a consequent rise in blood pressure.

n.

An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.
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