Pressor meaning

prĕs'ôr', -ər
The definition of a pressor is something causes an increase in blood pressure.

An example of pressor used as an adjective is the pressor effect of certain medications.

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Pressor is defined as something that can raise blood pressure.

An example of a pressor is stress.

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Causing an increase in blood pressure.
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Designating a nerve which, when stimulated, causes a rise in blood pressure.
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A substance capable of raising blood pressure.
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Causing an increase in blood pressure.
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Origin of pressor

  • Late Latin one who presses from Latin pressus past participle of premere to press press1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition