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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

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(vasoconstrictor is a kind of ...) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

"their research uncovered new disease agents"

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) drug that has the effects of epinephrine

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) 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

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) the absence of heat

"the coldness made our breath visible" "come in out of the cold" "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) an antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor used to treat diabetes insipidus

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels

(... is a kind of vasoconstrictor ) an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide

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