Definition of vasopressor in English:



  • Causing the constriction of blood vessels.


  • A drug causing the constriction of blood vessels.

    • ‘In the group receiving conventional lipid infusion, five patients required vasopressor support (septic shock), and eight were mechanically ventilated.’
    • ‘When blood pressure cannot be sufficiently improved with fluids alone, the addition of vasopressor therapy may be necessary to improve hemodynamic performance and preserve organ function.’
    • ‘Patients needing vasopressor drugs during CPR were randomly assigned to receive 1 mg of epinephrine or 40 IU of vasopressin.’
    • ‘HFO reduced vasopressor requirements, surfactant dosing requirements, and the incidence of chronic lung disease.’
    • ‘On the day after admission she was requiring increasing doses of vasopressor drugs and developed acute respiratory distress syndrome.’


1920s: from vaso- + pressor.