adrenergic neurotransmitter

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ad·re·ner·gic neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

a neurotransmitter formed in sympathetic postganglionic synapses (for example, norepinephrine).

ad·re·ner·gic neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

(adrĕ-nĕrjik nūrō-transmit-ĕr)
Neurotransmitter formed in sympathetic postganglionic synapses (e.g., norepinephrine).


a substance (e.g. norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine) that is released from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron on excitation, and which travels across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell.

adrenergic neurotransmitter
neurotransmitter receptor
each neurotransmitter has its own receptor molecule; these show a high degree of structural homology.
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