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pres·sor

 (prĕs′ôr′, -ər)
adj.
Causing an increase in blood pressure.

[Late Latin, one who presses, from Latin pressus, past participle of premere, to press; see press1.]

pressor

(ˈprɛsə; -sɔː)
adj
(Physiology) physiol relating to or producing an increase in blood pressure
[C19: from Latin premere to press]

pres•sor

(ˈprɛs ər)

adj.
1. causing an increase in blood pressure; causing vasoconstriction.
n.
2. a substance or nerve that causes an increase in blood pressure; vasoconstrictor.
[1885–90; < Late Latin pressor presser = Latin *pret-, variant s. of premere to press1 + -tor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressor - any 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
adrenergic, adrenergic drug - drug that has the effects of epinephrine
angiotensin, angiotonin, Hypertensin - any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
lypressin - an antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor used to treat diabetes insipidus
naphazoline, Privine, Sudafed - vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation
vasopressor - any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)
low temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
noradrenaline, norepinephrine - a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
ADH, antidiuretic hormone, Pitressin, vasopressin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
nicotine - an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
Adj.1.pressor - increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure; "pressor reflexes"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Translations

pressor

adj attr (Med) → blutdruckerhöhend

pres·sor

a. presor, que tiende a aumentar la presión sanguínea.
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Sympathetic nervous system assessment was done using cold pressor test (CPT), handgrip test (HGT), and blood pressure (BP) response to standing.
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001) rise in diastolic blood pressure following isometric hand grip test at 1/3 of MVC and cold pressor tests in study group as compared with the control group indicating an attenuated sympathoadrenergic system in subjects of study group (Table 2).
Comparison of pressor action of alicyclic derivatives of aliphatic amines.
The researchers measured heart rate variability while the volunteers engaged in controlled breathing (12 breaths/min for 1 minute), rested in a tilted, 70-degree head-up position (4 minutes), and engaged in a cold pressor test (CPT) during which a lower arm was immersed in ice-cold water (2 minutes): "Controlled breathing stimulates parasympathetic nerve activity, whereas tilting and CPT stimulate sympathetic nerve activity.
To advance in the abovementioned direction, the current study aimed to replicate and extend the previous findings by comparing the effect of three conditions on increasing tolerance to the aversive functions induced by a cold pressor and an aversive film task.
The company added that ephedrine sulfate injection is a drug administered parenterally as a pressor agent to address clinically important hypotension in surgical settings.
Our hypothesis is that children of hypertensive parents (CH) show changes related to the anthropometric profile, physical fitness, salivary concentrations of nitrite and pressor reactivity when compared with the children of normotensive parents (CN).
Gutman, "Functional identification of central pressor pathways originating in the subfornical organ," Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, vol.