pressor

adjective pres·sor \ ˈpre-ˌsȯr , -sər \

Definition of pressor

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

Origin and Etymology of pressor

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


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pressor

adjective pres·sor \ ˈpres-ˌȯr , -ər \

medical Definition of pressor

: 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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