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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vasodilator

(vā′zō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā-)
n.
Something, such as a nerve or drug, that causes vasodilation.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.