vasodilator

Definitions of vasodilator
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n a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels

Synonyms:
vasodilative
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Norvasc, amlodipine besylate
a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris
amyl nitrate
a vasodilator that is sometimes used to treat angina pectoris
butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite
a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
Hyperstat, diazoxide
vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
Apresoline, hydralazine
an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
Loniten, Rogaine, minoxidil
a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness
Nitrospan, Nitrostat
trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
Peritrate, pentaerythritol
a coronary vasodilator (trade name Peritrate) used to treat angina pectoris
tolazoline
vasodilator that is used to treat spasms of peripheral blood vessels (as in acrocyanosis)
Nitrospan, Nitrostat, glyceryl trinitrate, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin
a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
Type of:
dilator
a drug that causes dilation

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