Definition of Beta-adrenoceptor

1. Noun. 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 vasodilation and increased heart beat).

Exact synonyms: Beta Receptor, Beta-adrenergic Receptor
Group relationships: Sympathetic Nervous System
Generic synonyms: Receptor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beta-adrenoceptor

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beta-(2-furyl)-acryloyl phosphate hydrolase
beta-D-galactoside alpha 2-6-sialyltransferase
beta-adrenergic blocker
beta-adrenergic blocking agent
beta-adrenergic receptor
beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent
beta-adrenergic receptor kinase
beta-adrenergic receptors
beta-adrenoceptor (current term)
beta-adrenoreceptor antagonist
beta-alanine-pyruvate aminotransferase
beta-alanyl-arginine hydrolase
beta-amino acid
beta-amino acids
beta-aminoisobutyrate:pyruvate aminotransferase
beta-aminoisobutyric acid
beta-aminoisobutyric acid oxidase

Literary usage of Beta-adrenoceptor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"When heart rate was controlled by (1) beta-adrenoceptor blockade (propranolol, 1 mg/kg iv) plus pacing of the right ventricle (n = 4) or (2) ..."

2. Cocaine Use in America: Epidemmiologic and Clinical Perspectives edited by Nicholas J. Kozel, Edgar H. Adams (1996)
"Riggi, SJ Cocaine and d-amphetamine induce changes in central beta-adrenoceptor sensitivity. Effects of acute and chronic drug treatment. ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Metoprolol - a new cardioselective beta adrenoceptor antagonist in experimental cardiac arrhythmias. Indian J. Med. Res. ..."

4. Health Consequences of Smoking: Cardiovascular Disease: Report of the by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... NJ Cardiovascular and adrenergic effects of cigarette smoking during immediate non-selective and selective beta adrenoceptor blockade in humans. ..."

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