[ vas-oh-pres-er, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˈvæs oʊˌprɛs ər, ˈveɪ zoʊ- /
Save This Word!
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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!
Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?
Words nearby vasopressor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for vasopressor
/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə) med /
causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries
a substance that has such an effect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for vasopressor
[ vā′zō-prĕs′ər ]
Producing constriction of the blood vessels and a consequent rise in blood pressure.
An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.