vasopressor

adjective
va·​so·​pres·​sor | \ ˌvā-zō-ˈpre-sər How to pronounce vasopressor (audio) \

Definition of vasopressor

: causing a rise in blood pressure by exerting a vasoconstrictor effect

Other Words from vasopressor

vasopressor noun

First Known Use of vasopressor

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasopressor

vaso- + pressor

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The first known use of vasopressor was in 1928

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“Vasopressor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasopressor. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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vasopressor

adjective
va·​so·​pres·​sor | \ -ˈpres-ər How to pronounce vasopressor (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasopressor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: causing a rise in blood pressure by exerting a vasoconstrictor effect vasopressor drugs

vasopressor

noun

Medical Definition of vasopressor (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vasopressor agent (as a drug)

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