vasodilator

noun va·so·di·la·tor \ ˌvā-zō-dī-ˈlā-tər , -ˈdī-ˌlā- \

Definition of vasodilator

: an agent (such as a parasympathetic nerve fiber or a drug) that induces or initiates vasodilation

Origin and Etymology of vasodilator

vaso- + dilator, after French vaso-dilateur


Medical Dictionary

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vasodilator

noun va·so·di·la·tor \ ˌvā-zō-ˈdī-ˌlāt-ər \

medical Definition of vasodilator

: an agent (as a parasympathetic nerve fiber or a drug) that induces or initiates vasodilation

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vasodilator

adjective
variants: also vasodilatory play \-ˈdil-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˈdī-lə-, -ˌtȯr-\

medical Definition of vasodilator

: relating to, inducing, or initiating vasodilation
  • a drug with a vasodilator effect

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