Definitions

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

  • adjective Causing constriction or dilation of blood vessels.

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  • adjective medicine That causes either constriction or dilation of a blood vessel

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Examples

  • And since insulin is a vasoactive hormone, one would expect a vascular reaction.

    Fast food and endothelial dysfunction | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In brief, the "rat mesoappendix test", conducted by Zweifach and technicians whom he trained, produced evidence by 1944 for two vasoactive factors in circulatory shock.

    Robert F. Furchgott - Autobiography

  • It was here that I developed, together with my group, the cascade superfusion bioassay technique for measurement of, dynamically and instantaneously, the release and fate of vasoactive hormones in the circulation or in the perfusion fluid of isolated organs.

    John R. Vane - Autobiography

  • It is now commonly accepted that there are a group of peptides such as somatostatin (49, 50), substance P (51), vasoactive intestinal peptide (52) and cholecystokinin or its C-terminal octapeptide

    Nobel Lecture Radioimmunoassay: A Probe For Fine Structure Of Biologic Systems

  • Results The OSCS found in contaminated lots of unfractionated heparin, as well as a synthetically generated OSCS reference standard, directly activated the kininkallikrein pathway in human plasma, which can lead to the generation of bradykinin, a potent vasoactive mediator.

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  • Results The OSCS found in contaminated lots of unfractionated heparin, as well as a synthetically generated OSCS reference standard, directly activated the kininkallikrein pathway in human plasma, which can lead to the generation of bradykinin, a potent vasoactive mediator.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Evidence indicates that soluble forms of amyloid-beta (Abeta) are vasoactive, which may contribute to cerebrovascular dysfunction noted in patients with Alzheimer's Disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • They believed the genital arousal occurred because stimulation of the nerve triggered the release of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), a well-known neurotransmitter.

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  • Our results show that activation-induced CBF regulation in the brain does not operate through the release of vasoactive mediators on hemoglobin deoxygenation or through a tissue-based oxygen-sensing mechanism.

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  • Our results show that activation-induced CBF regulation in the brain does not operate through the release of vasoactive mediators on hemoglobin deoxygenation or through a tissue-based oxygen-sensing mechanism.

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