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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The researchers found that, after adjusting for age, sex and other factors, using any vasodilator such as Apresoline and Loniten, which open (dilate) the blood vessels - was associated with a 72 percent greater risk of developing early-stage AMD.
50], which indicates the two herbs produced additive vasodilator effects when used as a combined decoction.
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af dth t in dboa Treatment may include vasodilator drugs to widen the blood vessels or, even, an angioplasty or bypass operation.
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NO is a competent vasodilator and it is this role that has gained NO the clinical function bedside clinicians are most familiar with.
a subsidiary of Eisai, signed an agreement on March 28 giving Eisai China exclusive rights to promote injectable formulations of AKP's vasodilator Eril (fasudil hydrochloride) in China.
Vasoconstriction caused by the activation of EGFR is relatively weak, and the inhibition of NO production results in a loss of vasodilator activity.
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A comparison of the 2 inotropic drugs administered to 36 heart transplant patients at the time of hospitalization (dobutamine for a mean of 50 days, milrinone for a mean of 63 days) found no intergroup differences in right heart hemodynamics, incidence of death, need for additional vasodilator or inotropic therapy, or need for pretransplant mechanical cardiac support.