vasoconstrictor

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va·so·con·stric·tor

 (vā′zō-kən-strĭk′tər)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.

vasoconstrictor

(ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə)
n
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
adj
3. (Pharmacology) causing vasoconstriction
4. (Physiology) causing vasoconstriction
ˌvasoconˈstrictive adj

vas•o•con•stric•tor

(ˌvæs oʊ kənˈstrɪk tər, ˌveɪ zoʊ-)

n.
any of various agents, as certain nerves or drugs, that narrow blood vessels and thereby maintain or increase blood pressure.
[1875–80]
vas`o•con•stric′tion, n.
vas`o•con•stric′tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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
Translations

vasoconstrictor

[ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktəʳ] Nvasoconstrictor m

vasoconstrictor

n (Med) → Mittel ntzur Verengung der Blutgefäße

vasoconstrictor

[ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktəʳ] nvasocostrittore m

va·so·con·stric·tor

n. un agente que causa constricción en los vasos sanguíneos.
peripheral ______ periférico.

vasoconstrictor

n vasoconstrictor m
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Hypertension is the result of sustained elevated pressure overtime that is associated with vascular constriction, vascular remodeling, and structural changes that lead to increased vascular resistance.
U-II and its receptor GPR14 form U-II/GPR14 system and induce series of biological effects, such as vascular constriction and mitogenic effects.
Results: 1A arterioles from soleus and gastrocnemius muscle displayed vascular constriction as pressure was increased within the examined range.