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vasopressor Syllabification: va·so·pres·sor
Pronunciation: /ˈvazōˌpresər/

Definition of vasopressor in English:



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A drug causing the constriction of blood vessels.
Example sentences
  • Patients needing vasopressor drugs during CPR were randomly assigned to receive 1 mg of epinephrine or 40 IU of vasopressin.
  • In the group receiving conventional lipid infusion, five patients required vasopressor support (septic shock), and eight were mechanically ventilated.
  • When blood pressure cannot be sufficiently improved with fluids alone, the addition of vasopressor therapy may be necessary to improve hemodynamic performance and preserve organ function.

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