pressor base

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pres·sor base

1. one of several products of intestinal putrefaction believed to cause functional hypertension when absorbed;
2. any alkaline substance that raises blood pressure.

pres·sor base

(pres'ŏr bās)
1. One of several products of intestinal putrefaction believed to cause functional hypertension when absorbed.
2. Any alkaline substance that raises blood pressure.
Synonym(s): pressor amine.
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Rehder K, Roth GM: Effect of smoking on the fasting blood sugar and pressor amines. Circulation 1959; 20:224-228