adrenergic adrenergic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) drug that has the effects of epinephrine
  2. (adj) relating to epinephrine (its release or action)

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  1. More specifically, the drugs block the so-called beta-adrenergic receptors--molecules, found in muscles, that respond to surges of adrenaline.
  2. Alpha-adrenergic agents, originally used to treat high blood pressure, have been effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in some children.

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  • Gencaro™ Potential Efficacy in Preventing Atrial Fibrillation Paper Published in JACC: Heart Failure

    ARCA biopharma, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the paper “Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation by Bucindolol is Dependent on the Beta-1 389 Arg/Gly Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphism” was published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure [http://heartfailure.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1691088], a ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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