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vasodilator

 [vas″o-di-la´tor]
1. causing dilation of blood vessels.
2. a nerve or agent that has this effect.

va·so·di·la·tor

(vā'sō-dī-lā'tŏr, vas'ō-),
1. An agent that causes dilation of the blood vessels. Synonym(s): vasodilative (2)
2. A nerve, stimulation of which results in dilation of the blood vessels.

vasodilator

(vā′zō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā-)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasodilation.

vasodilator

An agent that dilates blood vessels Cardiology A vasoactive agent used in CHF–eg, nitrates, nitroprusside, hydralazine, ACE inhibitors, prazocin, captopril, to ↓ preload and/or afterload

va·so·di·la·tor

(vā'sō-dī'lā-tŏr)
1. An agent that causes dilation of the blood vessels.
Synonym(s): vasodilative (2) .
2. A nerve that stimulates dilation of the blood vessels.

Vasodilator

An agent, such as a nerve or hormone, that widens the blood vessels, which in turn decreases resistance to blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

va·so·di·la·tor

(vā'sō-dī'lā-tŏr)
1. An agent that causes dilation of blood vessels.
Synonym(s): vasodilative (2) .
2. A nerve, stimulation of which results in dilation of the blood vessels.
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Key words: Pulmonary hypertension, vasodilator agents, pulmonary artery/drug effects, nitric oxide, epoprostenol, adenosine
Inhaled nitric oxide as a screening vasodilator agent in primary pulmonary hypertension.
However if we observed any reduction in the flow, we used vasodilator agents, or skeletonized the ITA for a better inspection which we do not use frequently.