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Adjective: pressor  pre-su(r)
  1. (physiology) increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure
    "pressor reflexes"
Noun: pressor  pre-su(r)
  1. 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, vasoconstrictive

Derived forms: pressors

Type of: agent

Encyclopedia: Pressor