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

  • n. Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any substance that causes vasoconstriction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing constriction of the blood vessels; These nerves are also called vasohypertonic.
  • n. A substance which causes constriction of the blood vessels. Such substances are used in medicine to raise abnormally low blood pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to constrict vessels when stimulated, as certain nerves: opposed to vasodilator. Both are included under vasomotor.
  • n. That which causes contraction of the blood-vessels: applied to nerves and to certain drugs.

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

  • n. 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


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  • Its all about caffeine being a vasoconstrictor and everything starting to open up when the caffeine gets low.

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  • Tobacco also acts as a vasoconstrictor, (constrictor of blood vessels), reducing blood flow to an area, and temporarily raising blood pressure.

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  • The ingredient in the drops, tetrahydrozaline hydrochloride, is a vasoconstrictor, so it might reduce skin redness too.

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  • Cigarettes are a vasoconstrictor, raise blood pressure and stress the adrenals whose job it is to regulate the blood pressure.

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  • The new ingredient is called Phenyleprine, which is a vasoconstrictor.

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  • L-amphetamine has some pressor/sympathomimetic effects which pseudoephedrine/phenylephrine/ephedrine all have, this vasoconstrictor type effect is responsible for the relief of rhinitis but virtually no psychoactive effects; D-amphetamine has both in spades.

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  • If you read the link, you go on to discover that Ipomoea varieties contain a lot of ergotamine, which is a vasoconstrictor and uterine stimulator, and should be approached with caution.

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  • As the caffeine that the body is so used to wears out of the system, since caffeine is usually a vasoconstrictor -- it narrows the blood vessels -- without that, the blood vessels dilate and it causes a headache.

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  • Using a microbot equipped with a hairline titanium needle containing a potent vasoconstrictor, Delta-Two had flown the device into the man's house through an open second-story window, found the man's bedroom, and then pricked him on the shoulder while he was sleeping.

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  • The vasoconstrictor administered earlier did in fact seem to be working; the ooze of blood from the severed tissues was markedly less.

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  • "...I used this to lay a fine mist over the operating field and wash away the first welling of blood. Not too much; the vasoconstrictor I had given him was working, but the effect wouldn't last long."

    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 556

    December 17, 2009