Definitions for vasoconstrictorˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vas•o•con•stric•torˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-(n.)

  1. any of various agents, as certain nerves or drugs, that narrow blood vessels and thereby maintain or increase blood pressure.

    Category: Pharmacology, Physiology

Origin of vasoconstrictor:

1875–80

vas`o•con•stric′tive(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressor(noun)

    any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

Wiktionary

  1. vasoconstrictor(Noun)

    Any substance that causes vasoconstriction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vasoconstrictor(adj)

    causing constriction of the blood vessels; as, the vasoconstrictor nerves, stimulation of which causes constriction of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vasohypertonic

  2. Vasoconstrictor(noun)

    a substance which causes constriction of the blood vessels. Such substances are used in medicine to raise blood pressure

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