beta-adrenoceptor


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Noun1.beta-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 vasodilation and increased heart beat)beta-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 vasodilation and increased heart beat)
sympathetic nervous system - originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
receptor - a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
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Risk of mortality and heart failure exacerbations associated with inhaled beta-adrenoceptor agonists among patients with known left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
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Metoprolol, a short acting cardioselective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist, has been used to control tachycardia and hypertension in the perioperative period.
The functional significance of genetic variation within the beta-adrenoceptor Br J Clin Pharmacol 2005; 60:235-243.
The effects of beta-adrenoceptor antagonists on collagen and epinephrine-induced platelet aggregation suggest an additive effect of these drugs with respect to antiplatelet therapy.
Changes in platelet size and spleen volume in response to selective and non-selective beta-adrenoceptor blockade in hypertensive patients.
Some pharmacodynamic aspects on long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonists.
14 Piantanelli L et al reported that the beta-adrenoceptor alteration dur-ing ageing may play a major role in the age-dependent impairment.
Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists suppress elevation in body temperature and increase plasma IL-6 in rats exposed to open field.

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