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Noun: vasoconstrictor  ,vey-sow-kun'strik-tu(r) or ,vey-zow-kun'strik-tu(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
    "cold is a vasoconstrictor";
    - vasoconstrictive, pressor

Derived forms: vasoconstrictors

Type of: agent

Encyclopedia: Vasoconstrictor