vasopressor

adjective

va·​so·​pres·​sor ˌvā-zō-ˈpre-sər How to pronounce vasopressor (audio)
: causing a rise in blood pressure by exerting a vasoconstrictor effect
vasopressor noun

Word History

Etymology

vaso- + pressor

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vasopressor was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Vasopressor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasopressor. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

vasopressor

1 of 2 adjective
va·​so·​pres·​sor -ˈpres-ər How to pronounce vasopressor (audio)
: causing a rise in blood pressure by exerting a vasoconstrictor effect
vasopressor drugs

vasopressor

2 of 2 noun
: a vasopressor agent (as a drug)
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