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Meaning of PRESSOR

Pronunciation:  'presur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (physiology) increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure; "pressor reflexes"
 

PRESSOR is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Press"or\, a. (Physiol.)
Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of
pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which
excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger
contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of
the arterial blood pressure; -- opposed to {depressor}.
--Landois & Stirling.

 

 

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