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Meaning of "vasoconstrictor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VASOCONSTRICTOR

vasoconstrictor  [ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VASOCONSTRICTOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vasoconstrictor can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES VASOCONSTRICTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vasoconstrictor

Vasoconstriction

Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles. The process is the opposite of vasodilation, the widening of blood vessels. The process is particularly important in staunching hemorrhage and acute blood loss. When blood vessels constrict, the flow of blood is restricted or decreased, thus retaining body heat or increasing vascular resistance. This makes the skin turn paler because less blood reaches the surface, reducing the radiation of heat. On a larger level, vasoconstriction is one mechanism by which the body regulates and maintains mean arterial pressure. Substances causing vasoconstriction are called vasoconstrictors, vasopressors, or simply "pressors". Generalized vasoconstriction usually results in an increase in systemic blood pressure, but it may also occur in specific tissues, causing a localized reduction in blood flow. The extent of vasoconstriction may be slight or severe depending on the substance or circumstance. Many vasoconstrictors also cause pupil dilation.

Definition of vasoconstrictor in the English dictionary

The definition of vasoconstrictor in the dictionary is a drug, agent, or nerve that causes narrowing of the walls of blood vessels. Other definition of vasoconstrictor is causing vasoconstriction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VASOCONSTRICTOR


afflicter
əˈflɪktə
character
ˈkærɪktə
constrictor
kənˈstrɪktə
contradicter
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktə
depicter
dɪˈpɪktə
dicta
ˈdɪktə
evictor
ɪˈvɪktə
fictor
ˈfɪktə
inflictor
ɪnˈflɪktə
interdictor
ˈɪntəˌdɪktə
lictor
ˈlɪktə
multicharacter
ˌmʌltɪˈkærɪktə
perfecter
ˈpɜːfɪktə
perfector
ˈpɜːfɪktə
Pictor
ˈpɪktə
predicter
prɪˈdɪktə
predictor
prɪˈdɪktə
Richter
ˈrɪktə
Victa
ˈvɪktə
victor
ˈvɪktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VASOCONSTRICTOR

vasoactive
vasoactivity
vasoconstriction
vasoconstrictive
vasodilatation
vasodilatatory
vasodilation
vasodilator
vasodilatory
vasoinhibitor
vasoinhibitory
vasomotor
vasopressin
vasopressor
vasospasm
vasospastic
vasotocin
vasotomy
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope

WORDS THAT END LIKE VASOCONSTRICTOR

actor
boa constrictor
collector
conductor
connector
contractor
contradictor
depictor
detector
director
doctor
executive director
factor
indictor
instructor
protector
sector
tractor
vector
X factor

Synonyms and antonyms of vasoconstrictor in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vasoconstrictor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VASOCONSTRICTOR

Find out the translation of vasoconstrictor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

血管收缩剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vasoconstrictor
570 millions of speakers

English

vasoconstrictor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

vasoconstrictor
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مضيق للأوعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сосудосуживающим
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vasoconstritor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

vasoconstrictor
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Translator English - French

vasoconstricteur
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Translator English - Malay

Vasoconstrictor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vasokonstriktor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

血管収縮薬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혈관 수 축제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vasoconstrictor
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

co mạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழல்சுருக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हासोकोनस्ट्रिक्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vazokonstriktör
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vasocostrittore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skurcz naczyń krwionośnych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сосудосуживающим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vasoconstrictor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγγειοσυστολέα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vasoconstrictor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vasokonstriktor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vasokonstriktor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vasoconstrictor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTOR»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vasoconstrictor

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VASOCONSTRICTOR»

Discover the use of vasoconstrictor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vasoconstrictor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Effects of Age on Sympathetic Vasoconstrictor Responsiveness ...
Collectively, the results of these studies suggest that primary aging is unlikely to be associated with enhanced vasoconstrictor responsiveness in exercising leg muscles in healthy, normally-active men.
Dennis William Koch, 2008
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Cutaneous Vasodilation at Simulated High Altitude: Impacts ...
Fortunately, some experimental models have controlled for this issue, and select studies from this body of literature are presented below. In 1970, Heistad and Wheeler published the first report addressing sympathetic vasoconstrictor function ...
Grant H. Simmons, 2008
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Vasoconstrictor Responses Assessed by Near-infrared ...
Patients with orthostatic intolerance have difficulty during the transition from supine to upright.
Tesshin Hachiya, 2006
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Integrative Action of the Autonomic Nervous System: ...
In the cutaneous vasoconstrictor neurons there is either no respiratory rhythm or activity decreases during inspiration and increases during expiration or, alternatively, only increases during inspiration. These distinct respiratory patterns in the ...
Wilfrid Jänig, 2006
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Tumescent Local Anesthesia
4.2.4 Vasoconstrictor Additives In order to delay systemic absorption, a vasoconstricting agent is often added to LA solutions. This increases the duration of action by prolonging the exposure of the local nerve fibers to the LA (see Chap . 4.3.3) ...
C.W. Hanke, B. Sommer, G. Sattler, 2000
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Kidney and Blood Pressure Regulation
We have demonstrated that vasoconstrictor action of Ang II is exaggerated in SHR afferent arterioles before development of hypertension (4- to 5-week-old) compared with age-matched WKY [36]. It is unlikely that increased AT1 receptor levels ...
Hiromichi Suzuki (M.D.), Takao Saruta, 2004
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Medical Devices and Systems
The reflex neural regulation of skin blood flow relies on both sympathetic vasoconstrictor and vasodilator controls to modulate internal heat temperature transfers to the skin. The vasoconstrictor system is responsible for eliminating nearly all of ...
Joseph D. Bronzino, 2006
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International Symposium on Advanced Techniques and Clinical ...
When the ambient temperature was elevated, both sudomotor and vasoconstrictor components increased in the peroneal nerve, but decreased in the tibial nerve. The sudomotor and vasoconstrictor sympathetic outflows increased in both ...
K. Mabuchi, 1995
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Endothelial Cells
Chapter 32 ENDOTHELIUM-DERIVED VASOCONSTRICTOR FACTORS Gabor M. Rubanyi TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction 62 II. Facilitation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction by the Endothelium 62 A. Agonists 62 B . Stretch 63 C.
Una S. Ryan, 1988
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Adrenomedullin
Following administration of the a-receptor blocking agent phentolamine in a dose of 1 mg/kg iv vasodilator responses to hPAMP were not altered, whereas the vasoconstrictor response to norepinephrine was significantly reduced in the ...
Alfredo Martínez, Frank Cuttitta, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VASOCONSTRICTOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vasoconstrictor is used in the context of the following news items.
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CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of First Phase 3 …
Lasmiditan has been designed to deliver efficacy for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults without the vasoconstrictor activity associated with ... «GlobeNewswire, Apr 15»
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Hypothermia Kills | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Do not use tobacco because it is also a vasoconstrictor and will increase the probability of frostbite. deh7 Things to do: Fuel the body with hot liquids, sugars, ... «SCVNEWS.com, Mar 15»
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3 To 5 Cups Of Coffee A Day May Lower Heart Attack Risk
Coffee is a vasoconstrictor, making the heart work harder to pump blood against resistance-- ... How can vasoconstriction and raised blood pressure be good for ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
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7 Safe Off-Label Uses For Over-the-Counter Meds
How it works: The ointment contains the vasoconstrictor phenylephrine, which shrinks swollen hemorrhoids. But Preparation H can also reduce the puffy signs of ... «Yahoo Health, Feb 15»
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Dinosaurs Were Probably Tripping on Hallucinogens Most of the Time
... cereal grains, in the process producing a chemical called ergotamine that drug resource Erowid describes as a "potent vasoconstrictor and precursor to LSD. «Mic, Feb 15»
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Vasoconstrictor May Treat Anesthesia-Induced Hypotension
A pilot study has concluded that 0.5 mg of the blood pressure drug metaraminol has a variable effect on cardiac output and oxygen delivery in patients who ... «Anesthesiology News, Sep 14»
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Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore
Not only is it high in antioxidants, but it's a vasoconstrictor, which means it helps reduce redness in the skin. Take a peek at some of the caffeine-rich products ... «InStyle, Jul 14»
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Paragon BioTeck announces FDA Approved Phenylephrine …
In the eye, phenylephrine acts locally as a potent vasoconstrictor and mydriatic by constricting ophthalmic blood vessels and the radial muscle of the iris. «MarketWatch, Jun 14»
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Adderall: America's Favorite Amphetamine
... isomer of methamphetamine, levomethamphetamine, is a vasoconstrictor with little to no psychoactive effect and is used in nasal decongestants and inhalers. «Huffington Post, Oct 13»
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Nelsons H+Care™ Hemorrhoid Cream: Hemorrhoid Relief without …
New H care Hemorrhoid Cream provides soothing relief from hemorrhoid pain, itching and burning without the use of vasoconstrictors, steroids, anesthetics or ... «PR Newswire, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vasoconstrictor [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vasoconstrictor>. Jun 2020 ».
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