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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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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Translations
vazodilatátor

vasodilator

[ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtəʳ] Nvasodilatador m
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vasodilator

n (Med) → Mittel ntzur Erweiterung der Blutgefäße
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vasodilator

[ˌveɪzəʊdaɪˈleɪtəʳ] nvasodilatatore m
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va·so·di·la·tor

n. vasodilatador, agente que causa vasodilatación;
a. vasodilatador-a; que causa vasodilatación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vasodilator

n vasodilatador m
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