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Meaning of VASOCONSTRICTOR

Pronunciation:  `vasowkun'striktur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

VASOCONSTRICTOR is a 15 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: vasoconstrictive
 
 See Also: ADH, Adrenalin, adrenaline, adrenergic, adrenergic drug, agent, angiotensin, angiotonin, antidiuretic hormone, cold, coldness, epinephrin, epinephrine, Hypertensin, low temperature, lypressin, naphazoline, nicotine, noradrenaline, norepinephrine, Pitressin, Privine, stress, Sudafed, tenseness, tension, vasopressin, vasopressor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vas`o*con*strict"or\, a. (Physiol.)
Causing constriction of the blood vessels; as, the
vasoconstrictor nerves, stimulation of which causes
constriction of the blood vessels to which they go. These
nerves are also called {vasohypertonic}.



 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Something which causes vasoconstriction, or the narrowing of blood vessels so that less blood is able to flow through at a time. This can either be a chemical substance or a nerve.
 

 

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