HyperDic: beta-adrenergic_receptor

English > 1 sense of the expression beta-adrenergic receptor:
NOUNbodybeta-adrenergic receptor, beta receptor, beta-adrenoceptorreceptors 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)
English > beta-adrenergic receptor: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningreceptors 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).
Synonymsbeta receptor, beta-adrenoceptor
Part ofsympathetic nervous systemoriginates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord
BroaderreceptorA 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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