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Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.

vas′o·con·stric′tive adj.
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Noun1.vasoconstrictive - 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


a. vasoconstrictivo-a, que causa constricción en los vasos sanguíneos.
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The vasoconstrictive effect of CsA has already been well characterized in other studies in the literature (6,8,21,22).
In endothelial dysfunction, there is a shift to prothrombotic, pro-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive patterns (Kumar, 2010).
Our previous studies revealed that children with neutrally mediated syncope exhibited an imbalance between vasoconstrictive factors (such as urotensin II)[4] and vasodilative factors (such as nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide).
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2]P adrenoceptor mediated vasoconstrictive effects, attenuation of inflammatory response, and direct action on peripheral nerve.
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20) These histological changes are hypothesized to be due to vasoconstrictive effect of CsA that tends the formation of free radicals and renal ischemia/reperfusion injury.
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