Definitions for vasoactiveˌvæs oʊˈæk tɪv, ˌveɪ zoʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vas•o•ac•tiveˌvæs oʊˈæk tɪv, ˌveɪ zoʊ-(adj.)
of or pertaining to a substance, drug, or event that changes the diameter of a blood vessel.
Category: Physiology, Pharmacology
That causes either constriction or dilation of a blood vessel
A vasoactive is a pharmaceutical agent that has the effect of either increasing or decreasing blood pressure and/or heart rate. Typically used in a setting where a patient has the blood pressure and heart rate monitored constantly, vasoactive drug therapy is typically "titrated" to achieve a desired effect or range of values as determined by competent clinicians. Vasoactive drugs are typically administered using a volumetric infusion device. This category of drugs require close observation of the patient with near immediate intervention required by the clinicians in charge of the patient's care.
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