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va·so·con·stric·tor

(vā'sō-kon-strik'tŏr, vas'ō-),
1. An agent that causes narrowing of the blood vessels. Synonym(s): vasoconstrictive (2)
2. A nerve, stimulation of which causes vascular constriction.
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vasoconstrictor

(vā′zō-kən-strĭk′tər)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasoconstriction.
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vasoconstrictor

A vasoactive agent that constricts blood vessels–eg, epinephrine, norepinephrine, which is produced endogenously to compensate for hypotension and maintain vascular tone in hemorrhagic and other forms of shock. Cf Vasodilator.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

va·so·con·stric·tor

(vā'sō-kŏn-strik'tŏr)
1. An agent that causes narrowing of the blood vessels.
Synonym(s): vasoconstrictive (2) .
2. A nerve, stimulation of which causes vascular constriction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

va·so·con·stric·tor

(vā'sō-kŏn-strik'tŏr)
1. An agent that narrows blood vessels.
Synonym(s): vasoconstrictive (2) .
2. A nerve, stimulation of which causes vascular constriction.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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