Definition of vasopressor in English:


Line breaks: vaso|pres¦sor
Pronunciation: /veɪzəʊˈprɛsə


  • A drug or other agent which causes the constriction of blood vessels.
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    • Patients with hypotension should be treated more aggressively, with fluids, inotropic agents or vasopressors as indicated to maintain perfusion and prevent extension of the infarct.
    • He was admitted to the intensive care unit in septic shock and was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics and vasopressors.
    • Central venous catheters are used for haemodynamic monitoring, giving vasopressors and cytotoxic drugs, sampling blood, and giving fluids and parenteral nutrition.


1920s: from vaso- + pressor.

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