alpha receptor

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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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At the time, Korach was studying mice missing the alpha receptor. It had been a surprise that these mice could even survive.
The presence of high pre-treatment interferon alpha receptors 1-messenger ribonucleic acid in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was significantly associated with sustained virological response (85.7% vs.
New data from the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) have shown that thiazide diuretics are virtually identical to ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, and alpha receptor blockers at preventing death from CHD and from nonfatal myocardial infarction.
Bao Cutrona et al., "Activation of the p38MAPK cascade is associated with upregulation of TNF alpha receptors in the spinal motor neurons of mouse models of familial ALS," Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, vol.
Some participants argued that it can provide some benefit, depending on the individual patient's symptom profile, while others disagreed with the practice, citing the lack of alpha receptors to target in that setting.
Groups 7 to 9 were cotreated EE & CPZ with GW6471 (1mg/kg/day) i.p as antagonist of PPAR alpha receptors, 30 min before fenofibrate, bezafibrate, or gemfibrozil.
Alpha receptors are the ones that cause relaxation of smooth muscles around bronchial tubes when stimulated, while stimulation of beta receptors increases heart activity.
(13) It raises levels of IL-10 and lowers TNF alpha and IL-1 beta by increasing soluble TNF alpha receptors and IL-1 receptor antagonists.
Donald Manning, chief medical officer of Shionogi." The extended-release formulation minimizes the peaks and troughs in blood levels, thereby decreasing overactivation of the alpha receptors in the brain and periphery.