Definition of vasoactive in English:

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vasoactive

Pronunciation: /ˌvāzōˈaktiv/

adjective

Physiology
Affecting the diameter of blood vessels (and hence blood pressure).
Example sentences
  • However, researchers don't dismiss the fact that chocolate is known to contain vasoactive amines that affect blood vessels in the brain.
  • Some foods are also on the list of headache-inducing factors, mainly due to their vasoactive properties that affect blood vessels in the head and brain.
  • Many other vasoactive systems and mechanisms affecting sodium transport and vascular tone are involved in the maintenance of a normal blood pressure.

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Syllabification: vas·o·ac·tive

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