vasodilator


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va·so·di·la·tor

 (vā′zō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā-)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasodilation.

vasodilator

(ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtə)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a drug, agent, or nerve that can cause dilatation (vasodilatation) of the walls of blood vessels
2. (Physiology) a drug, agent, or nerve that can cause dilatation (vasodilatation) of the walls of blood vessels
adj
3. (Pharmacology) causing vasodilatation
4. (Physiology) causing vasodilatation

vas•o•di•la•tor

(ˌvæs oʊ daɪˈleɪ tər, -dɪ-, -ˈdaɪ leɪ-, ˌveɪ zoʊ-)

n.
any of various agents, as certain nerves or drugs, that relax or widen blood vessels and thereby maintain or lower blood pressure.
[1880–85]
vas`o•dil•a•ta′tion (-ˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, -ˌdaɪ lə-) vas`o•di•la′tion, n.
vas`o•di•la′tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasodilator - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
amlodipine besylate, Norvasc - a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris
amyl nitrate - a vasodilator that is sometimes used to treat angina pectoris
butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite - a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
diazoxide, Hyperstat - vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
dilator - a drug that causes dilation
Apresoline, hydralazine - an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
Loniten, minoxidil, Rogaine - a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness
Nitrospan, Nitrostat - trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
pentaerythritol, Peritrate - a coronary vasodilator (trade name Peritrate) used to treat angina pectoris
tolazoline - vasodilator that is used to treat spasms of peripheral blood vessels (as in acrocyanosis)
glyceryl trinitrate, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, trinitroglycerin - a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
Translations
vazodilatátor

vasodilator

[ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtəʳ] Nvasodilatador m

vasodilator

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vasodilator

[ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtəʳ] nvasodilatatore m

va·so·di·la·tor

n. vasodilatador, agente que causa vasodilatación;
a. vasodilatador-a; que causa vasodilatación.

vasodilator

n vasodilatador m
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50], which indicates the two herbs produced additive vasodilator effects when used as a combined decoction.
af dth t in dboa Treatment may include vasodilator drugs to widen the blood vessels or, even, an angioplasty or bypass operation.
Objective: To determine the efficacy of vasodilator and diuretic therapies in the prophylaxis of Meniere's disease.
However, this study shows that with application of topical vasodilator drugs the spasm subsides, the artery dilates, and its flow increases by two to three-folds.
Instead, it contains histamine dihydrochloride, a vasodilator that expands the blood vessels to increase blood circulation to the affected area.