alpha receptor

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  • noun

Synonyms for alpha receptor

receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)

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Adrenergic receptors play an important role in physiological adaptation of mammalian cells.
1] adrenergic receptor gene polymorphisms in a South Indian Tamilian population.
6), (7) HGH and testosterone oppose the action of glucocorticoids, as well as influence adrenergic receptor density (12), (13) HGH opposes the fat-storing action of cortisol at the belly, and testosterone leads to the production of a greater concentration of betareceptors in adipose tissue.
The ratio of adrenergic receptor expression to noradrenaline concentration could be considered to be a measure of the responsiveness of adrenergic vasoconstrictive systems.
2] adrenergic receptor gene that produced the substitutions Arg16Gly, G1n27G1u, and Thr164Ile were determined in a total of 3637 individuals (10 911 determinations) by both the microelectronic chip and RFLP analysis.
Hardman JG, Limbird LE: Catecholamines, sympathomimetic drugs, and adrenergic receptor antagonists.
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Galderma portfolio expands to offer a fast onset and long-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist -
The researchers genetically expressed a FAP fused to the beta2 adrenergic receptor (b2AR), a well-studied GPCR that is present in brain, heart, lung and other tissues.
8 Association between Beta-1 and Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphism and Beta-blocker Therapy in Korean Heart Failure
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However, evidence indicates the antiepileptic effect is mediated, in part, through an alpha 2A adrenergic receptor ([alpha]2A AR).
Animal studies support the concept that in humans prenatal exposure to continuous high doses of beta 2 adrenergic agonists can permanently dysregulate signaling from the beta 2 adrenergic receptor.
Atypical reactions to heroin in users in five states have been attributed to contamination with the [beta]-2 adrenergic receptor agonist clenbuterol, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to this newly issued patent Synaptic has 16 applications pending on its alpha adrenergic receptor and benign prostatic hyperplasia technology.
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