beta-adrenergic receptor


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beta-adrenergic receptor

beta-adrenergic receptor

beta-adrenergic receptor

A site in autonomic nerve pathways responsive to the adrenergic agents norepinephrine and epinephrine. In general, beta-1 receptors produce excitatory responses, and beta-2 receptors produce inhibitory responses.
See: alpha-adrenergic receptor
See also: receptor
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Forest Laboratories' growing product line includes Lexapro(R) (escitalopram oxalate), an SSRI indicated for adults for the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; Namenda(R) (memantine HCl), an N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease; Campral(R)* (acamprosate calcium), indicated in combination with psychosocial support for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent at treatment initiation; and Bystolic(TM) (nebivolol), a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
Forest Laboratories' growing product line includes Lexapro(R) (escitalopram oxalate), an SSRI indicated for adults for the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; Namenda(R) (memantine HCl), an N-methyl D- aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease; Campral(R)* (acamprosate calcium), indicated in combination with psychosocial support for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent at treatment initiation; and Bystolic(TM) (nebivolol), a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
Prior to joining King, Essentia's cardiovascular sales force promoted Corzide(R) (nadolol, bendroflumethiazide), a combination beta-adrenergic receptor blocker ("beta blocker") and thiazide diuretic indicated for the management of hypertension, on behalf of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The number of beta-adrenergic receptors is reduced, usually with preservation of alpha-adrenergic receptors and circulating catecholamines, causing beta/alpha-adrenergic imbalance, diastolic hypertension, reduced total blood volume, and other manifestations (3).
Although some studies have investigated the functions of beta-adrenergic receptors in affective disorders, there is little evidence about the polymorphisms of beta-adrenergic receptors in major depressive disorder It is necessary to compare the difference of polymorphisms between patients and controls to investigate the susceptibility to major depressive disorder
Propanolol targets the beta-adrenergic receptors in the brain which help to create a strong emotional memory.

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