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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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Platelet function was assessed using light transmission aggregometry, VerifyNow PRUTest and vasodilator stimulated phosphoprotein assays.
According to the partnership, Remodulin is a prostacyclin vasodilator indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to diminish symptoms associated with exercise.
Vasculopathy presenting as Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) may lead to digital ulceration and gangrene requiring urgent intravenous vasodilator therapy.
The plant is a powerful relaxant to the central nervous system, a vasodilator, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic, anti-hysteria and a tranquilliser.
Researchers further said that warm water has a vasodilator effect, meaning it widens the blood vessels and stimulates the blood flow to rush toward the intestine, aiding the digestive process.
USES: Peripheral vasodilator (brain support, cerebrovascular disorders & neuroprotection).
Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in the NICU: Inhaled nitric oxide, sildenafil, and other pulmonary vasodilating agents.
We performed the pulmonary vasodilator examination in the same way as when doing the examination in patients with pulmonary hypertension [8].
Relevant synonyms for sensorineural deafness, vasodilator, and prednisone were combined (Table 1).
Ultimately, the majority of subjects undergo echocardiographic testing, followed by confirmation by cardiac catheterization with and without vasodilator testing.
Comment: Arginine is the precursor to nitric oxide, which functions as a vasodilator. Decreased nitric oxide levels have been found in the placentas of women with preeclampsia.
Arginine is converted to nitric acid in the body and acts as a vasodilator, opening up the blood vessels.