Definition of vasopressor in English:

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vasopressor

Pronunciation: /veɪzəʊˈprɛsə/

noun

Medicine
A drug or other agent which causes the constriction of blood vessels.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1920s: from vaso- + pressor.

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