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).
Group relationships: Sympathetic Nervous System
Generic synonyms: Receptor
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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. ..."