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pressor

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adjective pres·sor \ˈpre-ˌsȯr, -sər\

Definition of pressor

  1. :  raising or tending to raise blood pressure; also :  involving vasoconstriction



Origin of pressor

Late Latin, one that presses, from Latin premere to press — more at press


First Known Use: circa 1890

Rhymes with pressor


Medical Dictionary

pressor

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adjective pres·sor \ˈpres-ˌȯr, -ər\

Medical Definition of pressor

  1. :  raising or tending to raise blood pressure <pressor substances>; also :  involving or producing an effect of vasoconstriction <pressor reflexes> <a pressor action>




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