vasoconstrictor(redirected from Vascular constriction)
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Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.
1. (Pharmacology) a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing (vasoconstriction) of the walls of blood vessels
2. (Physiology) a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing (vasoconstriction) of the walls of blood vessels
3. (Pharmacology) causing vasoconstriction
4. (Physiology) causing vasoconstriction
vas•o•con•stric•tor(ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-)
any of various agents, as certain nerves or drugs, that narrow blood vessels and thereby maintain or increase blood pressure.
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|Noun||1.||vasoconstrictor - 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|
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
vasoconstrictor[ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktəʳ] N → vasoconstrictor m
vasoconstrictor[ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktəʳ] n → vasocostrittore m
n. un agente que causa constricción en los vasos sanguíneos.
peripheral ___ → ___ periférico.