beta-adrenergic agent


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beta-adrenergic agent

A synthetic or natural drug that stimulates beta (sympathetic) receptors, e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine.
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reported that the hypothesis that beta-adrenergic agents induced hyperamylasemia happens through the stimulation of betaadrenoceptors of the salivary glands.
Experimental studies in animals suggest that [beta]-receptor stimulation in the eye following the use of anti-cholinergic agents can potentiate the mydriatic effect of beta-adrenergic agents by about two-fold (6).
Beta-Adrenergic agents are among the most potent inhibitors of mast cell release, yet the asthmatic in an acute episode may be unresponsive to these drugs.