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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The topical vasoconstrictor of cutaneous vasculature, oxymetazoline hydrochloride cream 1%, showed a statistically significant improvement in erythema, compared with vehicle in people with rosacea in a phase III study, she said.
Se realiza una infiltracion previa de las zonas a tratar con anestesia local y un vasoconstrictor para minimizar el sangrado.
3 Arginine vasopressin receptor 1a (AVPR1A) antagonist can block the vasoconstrictor effect.
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Patients with septic shock expected to survive more than 24 hours were enrolled within 12 hours of the commencement of vasoconstrictor support.
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptor in many tissues, such as vascular smooth muscle and the adrenal gland, thereby blocking its vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects, concluded the company.
Combination of splanchnic vasoconstrictor along with intravenous albumin for volume expansion is treatment of choice for HRS as per Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) work group recommendations.