from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing an increase in blood pressure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing constriction of the smaller blood-vessels and a consequent rise of blood-pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; ; -- opposed to depressor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective vasopressor
  • noun vasopressor

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

  • adjective increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure
  • noun 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


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

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



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