HyperDic: pressor

English > 2 senses of the word pressor:
ADJECTIVEpertpressorincreasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure
NOUNartifactpressor, vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictiveany agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel
English > pressor: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningincreasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure.
Example"pressor reflexes"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Nounsblood pressurethe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
English > pressor: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure.
Synonymsvasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive
Narroweradrenergic, adrenergic drugdrug that has the effects of epinephrine
angiotensin, angiotonin, HypertensinAny of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidnessThe absence of heat
epinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, AdrenalinA catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)
lypressinAn antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor used to treat diabetes insipidus
naphazoline, Privine, Sudafedvasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation
nicotineAn alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco
noradrenaline, norepinephrineA catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
vasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus
vasopressorAny agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)
BroaderagentAn active and efficient cause

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