vasopressor
adjective Date: 1928 causing a rise in blood pressure by exerting a vasoconstrictor effect • vasopressor noun

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  • vasopressor — [vas΄ōpres′ər, vā′zōpres′ər] adj. [ VASO + PRESS(URE) + OR] causing a rise in blood pressure by constricting blood vessels n. a substance causing such a rise …   English World dictionary

  • vasopressor — 1. Producing vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure, usually understood to be systemic arterial pressure unless otherwise specified. 2. An agent that has this effect. * * * va·so·pres·sor pres ər adj causing a rise in blood pressure …   Medical dictionary

  • Vasopressor — Als Vasopressoren werden Substanzen bezeichnet, welche dazu eingesetzt werden, den Blutdruck zu heben oder zu stützen. Der Wirkmechanismus liegt meist in der Aktivierung von Rezeptoren des sympathischen Nervensystems. Die Folgen sind ein erhöhter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vasopressor — Any compound that causes constriction of blood vessels (vasoconstriction) thereby causing an increase in blood pressure …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • vasopressor — /vas oh pres euhr, vay zoh /, n. Biochem., Pharm. a hormone, as epinephrine, or other agent that raises the blood pressure by causing contraction of the arteriole muscles, narrowing the arteriole passage. [1925 30; VASO + PRESSOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • vasopressor — 1. adjective Of or relating to the constriction on blood vessels which eventually causes a rise in blood pressure 2. noun an agent that causes such constriction …   Wiktionary

  • vasopressor — n. chemical substance which raises blood pressure by constricting arteries and capillaries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vasopressor — [veɪzəʊ prɛsə] noun Medicine a drug or other agent which causes constriction of blood vessels …   English new terms dictionary

  • vasopressor — vaso·pressor …   English syllables

  • vasopressor — adj. stimulating the contraction of blood vessels and therefore bringing about an increase in blood pressure …   The new mediacal dictionary

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