pressor

adjective
pres·​sor | \ ˈpre-ˌsȯr How to pronounce pressor (audio) , -sər \

Definition of pressor

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

First Known Use of pressor

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pressor

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

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The first known use of pressor was circa 1890

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“Pressor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pressor. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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pressor

adjective
pres·​sor | \ ˈpres-ˌȯr How to pronounce pressor (audio) , -ər How to pronounce pressor (audio) \

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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