be·​ta-adre·​no·​cep·​ter ¦bā-tə-ə-¦drē-nə-ˌsep-tər+ How to pronounce beta-adrenocepter (audio)
variants or less commonly beta-adrenoreceptor
plural beta-adrenocepters also beta-adrenoreceptors
: beta-receptor
Stimulation of beta-adrenoceptors tends to decrease the total peripheral resistance to blood flow and potently increases the force and rate of the heartbeat.David S. Goldstein, Adrenaline and the Inner World … , 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beta-adrenocepter was in 1967

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“Beta-adrenocepter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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