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vasopressor

 [vas″o-pres´or]
1. stimulating contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries.
2. an agent that has this effect.

va·so·pres·sor

(vā'sō-pres'ŏr, vas-ō-),
1. Producing vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure, usually understood to be systemic arterial pressure unless otherwise specified.
2. An agent that has this effect.

vasopressor

/vaso·pres·sor/ (-pres´er)
1. stimulating contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries.
2. an agent that so acts.

vasopressor

(vā′zō-prĕs′ər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or causing constriction of blood vessels.
n.
An agent that causes a rise in blood pressure.

vasopressor

va·so·pres·sor

(vā'sō-pres'ŏr)
1. Producing vasoconstriction and a rise in systemic arterial pressure.
2. An agent that has this effect.

vasopressor

agent/nerve causing vasoconstriction/increase in blood pressure

va·so·pres·sor

(vā'sō-pres'ŏr)
Agent producing vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure, usually understood to be systemic arterial pressure unless otherwise specified.

vasopressor (vāz´ōpres´ur),

vasopressor

1. stimulating contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries.
2. a vasopressor agent.
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Figure 2: Rate Advisory by Therapeutic Class Change Change Confirmation Cancellation Vasopressor 75% 4% Insulin 56% 4% Sedative 45% 21% NMB 21% Opioids 18% 8% Anticoagulant 12% 4% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Calbert desperately needed the vasopressors to survive his life threatening condition and but for the high doses of vasopressors, he would have died.
Prompting more frequent reassessments of vasopressor therapy, to ensure the drug remains appropriate once the cause of a hypotensive episode has become clear
During hospitalization, proportionately more nonsurvivors received vasopressors (p = 0.
She became acidotic and hypotensive (systolic BP in the 80s) and required aggressive management with multiple intravenous inotropes and vasopressors including dopamine, dobutamine, and norepinephrine (phenylephrine).
5 Weight (kg), mean (SD) 74 (12) Diagnosis (%) Pneumonia 55 COPD 16 ARDS 11 Other 18 Use of vasopressors (n) No vasopressor 12 Dopamine 1 Noradrenaline 7 APACHE II = acute physiology and chronic health evaluation score; SD = standard deviation; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome.
In the ICU, the patient received ampicillin/clavulanate and gentamicin, along with vasopressor therapy and crystalloid fluid resuscitation.
His blood pressure had been going down, so a third Vasopressor had to be added in the late morning.
On admission to the intensive care unit, she was shocked with sinus tachycardia requiring noradrenaline vasopressor support.
a condition requiring no vasopressor therapy or therapy with only low-dose vasopressors such as dopamine or dobutamine < 5 micrograms/kg/min)
Because they lower vasopressor requirements in TBI patients, lower-dose steroids are used quite commonly in the intensive care environment, he noted.
3) Finally, a recent study comparing capillary whole blood to venous plasma glucose in patients with poor peripheral perfusion related to vasopressor use or peripheral edema found that in both categories of patients (poor perfusion and peripheral edema), capillary whole blood glucose systematically overestimated venous plasma glucose.