alpha-adrenoceptor


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  • noun

Synonyms for alpha-adrenoceptor

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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A pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic assessment of a new alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist, doxazosin (UK33274) in normotensive subjects.
Evidence for two distinct types of postsynaptic alpha-adrenoceptor in vascular smooth muscle in vivo.
The oral decongestants ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine all have alpha-adrenoceptor agonist activity.
Involvement of alpha-adrenoceptors in myometrial responses in the pro-oestral rat.
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