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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure; "pressor reflexes" n
1: any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure [syn: vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressor]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Late Latin, one that presses, from Latin premere to press more at press Date: circa 1890 raising or tending to raise blood pressure; also involving vasoconstriction

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pressor Press"or, a. (Physiol.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; -- opposed to depressor. --Landois & Stirling.



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