autoreceptor

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au·to·re·cep·tor

(au'tō-rē-sep'tŏr, tōr),
A site on a neuron that binds the neurotransmitter released by that neuron, which then regulates the neuron's activity.
[auto- + receptor]

autoreceptor

A neurotransmitter receptor located in the presynaptic terminal of the same neuron that produces the neurotransmitter. Autoreceptors have a higher affinity for the neurotransmitter than does the postsynaptic receptor, and thus have an autoregulatory function.

au·to·re·cep·tor

(aw'tō-rĕ-sep'tŏr)
A site on a neuron that binds the neurotransmitter released by that neuron, which then regulates the neuron's activity.

au·to·re·cep·tor

(aw'tō-rĕ-sep'tŏr)
A site on a neuron that binds the neurotransmitter released by that neuron, which then regulates the neuron's activity.
[auto- + receptor]
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It has been suggested that apomorphine-induced hyperactivity is induced because of desensitisation of dopamine autoreceptors.
Synaptic transmission by endogenous neurotransmitters via autoreceptors or heteroreceptors is modulated within neuronal circuits.
2] receptors, which are inhibitory autoreceptors, (33) thus the net effect is lower noradrenaline efflux.
At low doses Levosulpiride blocks dopamine autoreceptors and facilitate dopaminergic neurotransmission.
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Prolonged treatment with pramipexole promotes physical interaction of striatal dopamine D3 autoreceptors with dopamine transporters to reduce dopamine uptake," Neurobiology of Disease, vol.
In the brain, when the D2 autoreceptors are activated, the dopamine release is reduced and this leads to decreased locomotor activity; however, when the postsynaptic D2 receptors are activated, the locomotion is slightly increased [32].
iDAN cells display sophisticated neuronal properties including pacemaking firing activity, synaptic integration, activity-dependent dopamine release and D2 functional autoreceptors.
As a2-adrenoceptor agonist Dexmedetomidine can impact on the LC-Norepinephrine through adreno- autoreceptors to regulate the body wakefulness; Dexmedetomidine can also regulate other awakening pathway activity by other adrenoceptors on other nerve terminals [17].
Cocaine supersensitivity and enhanced motivation for reward in mice lacking dopamine D2 autoreceptors.
Ginger facilitates cholinergic activity possibly due to blockade of muscarinic autoreceptors in rat stomach fundus.
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