Definition of Adrenoceptor

1. Noun. adrenergic receptor ¹



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Medical Definition of Adrenoceptor

1. Reactive components of effector tissues, most of which are innervated by adrenergic postganglionic fibres of the sympathetic nervous system. Such receptor's can be activated by norepinephrine and/or epinephrine and by various adrenergic drugs; receptor activation results in a change in effector tissue function, such as contraction of arteriolar muscles or relaxation of bronchial muscles; adrenergic receptor's are divided into alpha-receptor's and beta-receptor's, on the basis of their response to various adrenergic activating and blocking agents. Synonym: adrenoceptor, adrenoreceptors. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenoceptor

adrenergic blockade
adrenergic blocking agent
adrenergic bronchodilator
adrenergic drug
adrenergic fibres
adrenergic neuronal blocking agent
adrenergic receptor
adrenergic receptors
adrenergic uptake inhibitors
adrenergically
adrenic
adrenic acid
adreno-
adreno-cortical
adrenoceptive
adrenoceptor (current term)
adrenoceptors
adrenochrome
adrenochromes
adrenocortical
adrenocortical adenoma
adrenocortical hormone
adrenocortical hormones
adrenocortical insufficiency
adrenocorticoid
adrenocorticomimetic
adrenocorticotrophic
adrenocorticotrophic hormone
adrenocorticotrophin
adrenocorticotropic

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