Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or causing constriction of blood vessels.
  • n. An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.

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  • adj. Of or relating to the constriction on blood vessels which eventually causes a rise in blood pressure
  • n. an agent that causes such constriction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)

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Examples

  • This is referred to as vasopressor (vas'oh-pres'or; "vessel-compressing" L) activity.

    The Human Brain

  • A study of the vasopressor effects of oxytocics when used intravenously in the third stage of labour.

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  • In 1955 he prepared synthetic molecules that showed all the oxytocic, vasopressor and antidiuretic functions of the natural molecules.

    The Human Brain

  • Both dopamine and norepinephrine (Levophed) are recommended as first-line vasopressor agents in the treatment of shock.

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  • Although there was no significant difference in the rate of death between patients with shock who were treated with dopamine as the first-line vasopressor agent and those who were treated with norepinephrine, the use of dopamine was associated with a greater number of adverse events.

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  • Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan medoxomil is designed to lower blood pressure by blocking the action of a vasopressor hormone, angiotensin II.

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  • Angiotensin II, a vasopressor, is a hormone that naturally exists within the body and plays a key role in cardiovascular function.

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  • Rates of pneumothorax and vasopressor use were similar.

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  • "The data challenge consensus guidelines that recommend dopamine as the initial vasopressor for increasing arterial pressure in the case of septic shock or cardiogenic shock," Levy writes in the editorial.

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  • Background Both dopamine and norepinephrine are recommended as first-line vasopressor agents in the treatment of shock.

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