alpha-adrenoceptor


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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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The oral decongestants ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine all have alpha-adrenoceptor agonist activity.
Reflex cutaneous vasoconstriction during cold pressor test is mediated through alpha-adrenoceptors.
Involvement of alpha-adrenoceptors in myometrial responses in the pro-oestral rat.
Effect of D-004, a lipid extract from the Cuban royal palm fruit, on in vitro and in vivo effects mediated by alpha-adrenoceptors in rats.
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