Definition of Pressor

1. Noun. 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.




2. Adjective. Increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure. "Pressor reflexes"
Category relationships: Physiology
Partainyms: Blood Pressure

Definition of Pressor

1. a. 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.

Definition of Pressor

1. Adjective. vasopressor ¹

2. Noun. vasopressor ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pressor

1. a substance that raises blood pressure [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pressor

pressiometer
pression
pressions
pressirostral
pressitant
pressive
presskit
presskits
pressly
pressman
pressmark
pressmarks
pressmaster
pressmasters
pressmen
pressor (current term)
pressors
pressotherapy
presspack
presspacked
presspacking
presspacks
presspeople
pressperson
presspersons
pressroom
pressrooms
pressrun
pressruns
presstime

Literary usage of Pressor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The pressor re- which consisted of increases in both ind diastolic pressures, ... The magnitudes of the pressor :s depended both on dosage and or- ..."

2. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"Vincent and Sheen (379, 380) believed that many tissues and organs yield pressor substances as well as depressor. Ne obtained the pressor effects most ..."

3. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"... pressor and depressor principles (OH Brown and Guthrie, 1905; Brown and Joseph, 1906). pressor AND DEpressor PRINCIPLES IN ANIMAL EXTRACTS ..."

4. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"The extracts also contain pressor and depressor principles (OH Brown and Guthrie, 1905; Brown and Joseph, 1906). pressor AND DEpressor PRINCIPLES IN ANIMAL ..."

5. Mammalian Physiology: A Course of Practical Exercises by Charles Scott Sherrington (1919)
"Repeats on the cat the discovery, branch, which are exceptions, exerting de- made by E. de Cyon and C. Ludwig, 1863, pressor effect on the mean arterial ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"IB) showed only a small transient pressor effect which was statistically significant only at the highest dose of amantadine [when compared with the ..."

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