Pressor : Definition

Pressor

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Definitions of Pressor

Pronunciation : Press"or
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; -- opposed to depressor. Landois & Stirling.

(Physiol.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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