Synonyms and Antonyms for alpha-adrenoceptor

1. alpha-adrenoceptor (n.)

receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)

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2. alpha (n.)

the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

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3. alpha (adj.)

early testing stage of a software or hardware product

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4. alpha (n.)

the beginning of a series or sequence

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5. alpha (adj.)

first in order of importance

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6. beta-adrenoceptor (n.)

receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)

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7. alpha-lipoprotein (n.)

a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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8. alpha-adrenergic blocking agent (n.)

any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder

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9. alpha-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)

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10. alpha-linolenic acid (n.)

a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition

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