Definition of Vasoconstrictor

1. 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.




Definition of Vasoconstrictor

1. a. 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. a. 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.

Definition of Vasoconstrictor

1. Noun. (medicine) Any substance that causes vasoconstriction ¹

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Definition of Vasoconstrictor

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Medical Definition of Vasoconstrictor

1. Something which causes vasoconstriction, or the narrowing of blood vessels so that less blood is able to flow through at a time. This can either be a chemical substance or a nerve. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vasoconstrictor

vaso vasorum
vasoactive
vasoactive amine
vasoactive intestinal contractor
vasoactive intestinal peptide
vasoactive intestinal polypeptide
vasoactivities
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vasoarrhythmia
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vasoconstrictor (current term)
vasoconstrictor agents
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vasodentin
vasodentine
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vasodepressor
vasodepressor substance
vasodepressor syncope
vasodilatation
vasodilatations
vasodilate
vasodilated
vasodilates
vasodilating

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