alpha-adrenergic receptor

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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.
Estrogen increases the alpha-adrenergic receptors on smooth muscle.
According to experimental data, it can be noted that usage of blockers caused the inhibition of alpha-adrenergic receptors by hydrazine in chronic intoxications.
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