Vasodilator

Definition of Vasodilator

Vas`o`di`lat´or
a.1.(Physiol.) Causing dilation or relaxation of the blood vessels; as, the vasodilator nerves, stimulation of which causes dilation of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vaso-inhibitory, and vasohypotonic nerves, since their stimulation causes relaxation and rest.
n.1.(Medicine & Physiology) A substance which causes dilation of blood vessels.

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