calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor

The receptor for a peptide found in trigeminal nerve sensory neurons which is a powerful dilator of cerebral and dural arteries. An infusion of the calcitonin gene-related peptide will induce MIGRAINE and the specific antagonist BIBN 4096 BS is effective in treating an attack of migraine.
Full browser ?