Definitions of vasoconstrictive

n any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

pressor, vasoconstrictor
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adrenergic, adrenergic drug
drug that has the effects of epinephrine
Hypertensin, angiotensin, angiotonin
any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
an antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor used to treat diabetes insipidus
Privine, Sudafed, naphazoline
vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation
any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)
cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature
the absence of heat
noradrenaline, norepinephrine
a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine
a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
ADH, Pitressin, antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
angiotensin I
a physiologically inactive form of angiotensin that is the precursor to angiotensin II
angiotensin II
a potent vasopressor agent formed from angiotensin I
a powerful vasoconstrictor used to dilate the pupils and relieve nasal congestion
an adrenergic drug used in many preparations to relieve allergic reactions or respiratory infections
chill, gelidity, iciness
coldness due to a cold environment
chilliness, coolness, nip
the property of being moderately cold
coldness as evidenced by frost
the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
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an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

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