Definition of vasoconstrictor in English:

vasoconstrictor

noun

  • See vasoconstriction

    • ‘Treatment of basilar migraines should avoid vasoconstrictors, otherwise standard abortive and prophylactic migraine medications are appropriate.’
    • ‘Inhaled steroids are potent vasoconstrictors and are known to reduce bronchial blood flow in both normal subjects and patients with asthma, and consequently they may lessen airway edema.’
    • ‘Vasopressin has been used clinically to treat a variety of disorders, both as an antidiuretic and as a vasoconstrictor.’
    • ‘Serotonin is a vasoconstrictor and uses agonists, such as ADP, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, to promote platelet aggregation.’
    • ‘Cocaine is a potent CNS stimulant and vasoconstrictor that can precipitate hypertension, tachycardia, and fatal cardiac arrhythmias.’

Pronunciation

vasoconstrictor

/ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə/