vasopressor

[ vas-oh-pres-er, vey-zoh- ]

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

Origin of vasopressor

1
First recorded in 1925–30; vaso- + pressor

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British Dictionary definitions for vasopressor

vasopressor

/ (ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə) med /


adjective
  1. causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries

noun
  1. a substance that has such an effect

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