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pres·sor

 (prĕs′ôr′, -ər)
adj.
Causing an increase in blood pressure.

[Late Latin, one who presses, from Latin pressus, past participle of premere, to press; see press1.]

pressor

(ˈprɛsə; -sɔː)
adj
(Physiology) physiol relating to or producing an increase in blood pressure
[C19: from Latin premere to press]

pres•sor

(ˈprɛs ər)

adj.
1. causing an increase in blood pressure; causing vasoconstriction.
n.
2. a substance or nerve that causes an increase in blood pressure; vasoconstrictor.
[1885–90; < Late Latin pressor presser = Latin *pret-, variant s. of premere to press1 + -tor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressor - 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
Adj.1.pressor - increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure; "pressor reflexes"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Translations

pressor

adj attr (Med) → blutdruckerhöhend

pres·sor

a. presor, que tiende a aumentar la presión sanguínea.
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