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
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- n. any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)
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This is referred to as vasopressor (vas'oh-pres'or; "vessel-compressing" L) activity.
A study of the vasopressor effects of oxytocics when used intravenously in the third stage of labour.
In 1955 he prepared synthetic molecules that showed all the oxytocic, vasopressor and antidiuretic functions of the natural molecules.
Both dopamine and norepinephrine (Levophed) are recommended as first-line vasopressor agents in the treatment of shock.
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.
Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan medoxomil is designed to lower blood pressure by blocking the action of a vasopressor hormone, angiotensin II.
Angiotensin II, a vasopressor, is a hormone that naturally exists within the body and plays a key role in cardiovascular function.
Rates of pneumothorax and vasopressor use were similar.
"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.
Background Both dopamine and norepinephrine are recommended as first-line vasopressor agents in the treatment of shock.