Origin of pressorpress(ure) + (mot)or
Alfred's arthritis medicine has a pressor effect, so he has his blood pressure monitored by a home health nurse.
- 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.
- Pressor is defined as something that can raise blood pressure.
An example of a pressor is stress.
Origin of pressorLate Latin one who presses from Latin pressus past participle of premere to press ; see press 1.
- Pressor Hall at University of Mary Hardin in Belton: The dorm is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a girl who was murdered by her boyfriend.