- Base, pressor
- A pressor base is a substance chemically classified as a base (or amine) that is capable of raising the blood pressure. "Pressor" refers to causing a rise in blood pressure. The word comes from the French verb "presser" meaning "to exert pressure" or "to squeeze."
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