alpha-adrenergic receptor


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alpha-adrenergic receptor

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Noun1.alpha-adrenergic 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)alpha-adrenergic 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)
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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It showed that blocking the beta-receptor alone promotes cardiac remodelling via growth of cardiac fibroblasts induced by alpha-adrenergic receptor signaling.
Nevertheless the measurement of alpha-adrenergic receptor subtypes via PCR is a well-established method to investigate the adrenergic receptor system in hypertensive patients.
ADX415 is a novel, patented, centrally acting, alpha-adrenergic receptor agonist, specific to Alpha-2 receptors.

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