alpha-adrenergic receptor


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  • noun

Synonyms for alpha-adrenergic 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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Carvedilol targets both the beta- and alpha-adrenergic receptors.
5) At that time, it was shown that aerobic exercisers had greater alpha-adrenergic receptor density and significantly lower beta-adrenergic receptor density than weight trainers.
Multiple second messenger pathways of alpha-adrenergic receptor subtypes expressed in eukaryotic cells.
Since then, scientists have discovered that the alpha-adrenergic receptor family contains at least six subtypes (the alpha-1a, alpha-1b, alpha-1d, alpha-2a, alpha-2b and alpha-2c).
The number of beta-adrenergic receptors is reduced, usually with preservation of alpha-adrenergic receptors and circulating catecholamines, causing beta/alpha-adrenergic imbalance, diastolic hypertension, reduced total blood volume, and other manifestations (3).
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