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va·so·pres·sor

 (vā′zō-prĕs′ər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or causing constriction of blood vessels.
n.
An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.
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vasopressor

(ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsə) med
adj
1. (Pharmacology) causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries
2. (Physiology) causing an increase in blood pressure by constricting the arteries
n
(Pharmacology) a substance that has such an effect
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vas•o•pres•sor

(ˈvæs oʊˌprɛs ər, ˈveɪ zoʊ-)

n.
any hormone or drug that acts as a vasoconstrictor and increases blood pressure and heart rate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasopressor - any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)
pressor, vasoconstrictive, 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
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Translations

va·so·pres·sor

n. vasopresor, agente que produce constricción en los vasos sanguíneos;
a. que tiene efecto vasoconstrictivo.
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Adrenaline has positive inotropic and chronotropic effects as well as vasopressor effects in higher doses.
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Vasopressor used is a key stress hormone to treat hypotension, and it is widely used in severe pneumonia with septic shock (30,31).
The presence of/development of pulmonary oedema calls for invasive mechanical ventilation and requirement for vasopressor support were recorded.
Compared with crystalloid preloading, colloid preloading is associated with less hypotension, nausea and vasopressor use after spinal placement (2, 3).
Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score was used to predict severity of disease after 24 hours of ICU admission.6 Need of mechanical ventilation, and vasopressor or renal replacement therapy (RRT) during ICU course was recorded.
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