vasodilator

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

Definition of vasodilator

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1881


Medical Dictionary

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vasodilator

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

Medical Definition of vasodilator

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


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vasodilator

adjective va·so·di·la·tor
variants: also

vasodilatory

\-ˈdil-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˈdī-lə-, -ˌtȯr-\play

Medical Definition of vasodilator

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


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