Definition of pressor in English:

pressor

Line breaks: pres|sor
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛsə
 
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adjective

Physiology
  • Producing an increase in blood pressure by stimulating constriction of the blood vessels: a pressor response
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    • Vascular pressor responses to hypoxia are increased in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
    • In an animal model of hepatopulmonary syndrome, NO-dependent increases in HO - 1 expression appeared to contribute to the blunted hypoxic pressor response seen in this condition.
    • Teramoto et al raise the interesting point that an increase in nitric oxide is responsible for a poor or absent hypoxic pressor response as a cause of hypoxemia.

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