pres|sor

pres|sor
pres|sor «PREHS uhr», adjective.
Physiology. increasing blood pressure; stimulating. A pressor nerve is one whose stimulation causes an increase of blood pressure.

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  • com|pres|sor — «kuhm PREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that compresses. 2. Anatomy. a muscle which compresses a part. 3. (in surgery) an instrument for compressing a part of the body. 4. a machine for compressing air, gas, or the like. ╂[< Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|pres|sor — «dih PREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that depresses. 2. Anatomy. a muscle that depresses or draws down a part. 3. a) a medical or surgical instrument for pressing down some part or organ: »A doctor uses a tongue depressor when looking into …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|re|pres|sor — «DEE rih PREHS uhr», noun. Genetics. a biochemical mechanism that activates a gene by disengaging the repressing mechanism, or repressor; inducer …   Useful english dictionary

  • op|pres|sor — «uh PREHS uhr», noun. a person who is cruel or unjust to people under him. SYNONYM(S): despot, tyrant …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|pres|sor — «rih PREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that represses. 2. a substance that represses chemical or organic activity. 3. Genetics. a theoretical component of the operon whose function is to repress the action of the operator: »The repressor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sup|pres|sor — «suh PREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that suppresses, crushes, or quells. 2. a person or thing that represses, checks, or stifles: »Sound suppressors put the finger squarely on the solution of the jet noise problem (Wall Street Journal). 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • vas|o|de|pres|sor — «VAS oh dih PREHS uhr», noun. a drug that lowers blood pressure by artificially relaxing the blood vessels: »A wide variety of vasodepressors of varying effectiveness have now been offered to the physician (Morris Fishbein) …   Useful english dictionary

  • vas|o|pres|sor — «VAS oh PREHS uhr», adjective, noun. –adj. of or having to do with the constriction of blood vessels: »The life saving vasopressor drugs, used to combat shock after a heart attack, conserve the blood supply to heart and brain at the expense of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sor — ad·dres·sor; ad·pro·mis·sor; ad·ses·sor; ag·gres·sor; ais·sor; an·te·ces·sor; as·cen·sor; as·ses·sor; as·ses·sor·ship; cen·sor·a·ble; cen·sor·ate; cen·sor·ship; com·pres·sor; con·fes·sor; con·sor·tion; con·sor·ti·um; cre·sor·ci·nol; de·fen·sor;… …   English syllables

  • pres — ap·pres·sion; ap·pres·so·ri·al; ap·pres·so·ri·um; bu·pres·ti·dae; bu·pres·tis; com·pres·sion; com·pres·sion·al; com·pres·sive; com·pres·som·e·ter; com·pres·sor; com·pres·sure; corse·pres·ent; cu·pres·sa·ce·ae; cu·pres·sin·e·ous;… …   English syllables

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