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pressor

Pronunciation: pres'or, -or

Definition: Exciting to vasomotor activity; producing increased blood pressure; denoting afferent nerve fibers that, when stimulated, excite vasoconstrictors, which increase peripheral resistance.

Synonym(s): hypertensor

[L. premo, pp. pressus, to press]

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