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 \ ¦bā-​tə-​ə-​¦drē-​nə-​ri-​ˌsep-​tər+ How to pronounce beta-adrenocepter (audio) \
plural beta-adrenocepters also beta-adrenoreceptors

Definition of beta-adrenocepter

: 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

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First Known Use of beta-adrenocepter

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Beta-adrenocepter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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