beta-adrenoceptor


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beta-adrenoceptor

One of the many the receptor sites at which noradrenaline and other hormones act to cause muscle to contract or relax. Beta-adrenoceptors occur in blood vessels, in the heart, in the bronchi, in the intestines, in the bladder, in the womb and elsewhere. The effect of the hormones at these sites can be prevented by beta-blocker drugs.
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Beta-adrenoceptor responses to high doses of inhaled salbutamol in patients with bronchial asthma.
Beta-adrenoceptor changes in submandibular glands of old mice.
Different beta-adrenoceptor subtypes coupling to cAMP or NO/cGMP pathways: implications in the relaxant response of rat conductance and resistance vessels.
Potentiation of beta-adrenoceptor function in bovine tracheal smooth muscle by inhibition of protein kinase C.
The effect of beta-adrenoceptor blockade on factors affecting exercise tolerance in normal man.
Role of beta-adrenoceptors in memory consolidation: beta3-adrenoceptors act on glucose uptake and beta2-adrenoceptors on glycogenolysis.
Imaging of beta-adrenoceptors in the human thorax using (s)-[11C]CGP12388 and positron emission tomography.
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The number of beta-adrenoceptors has been shown to decrease in salivary glands of rats treated with beta-adrenergic agent and demonstrates that the down-regulation of beta-adrenoceptors in the tissue can occur [22].

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