medical Definition of adrenoceptor
- They studied how norepinephrine stimulates beta-receptors, a class of adrenoceptors that mediates the release of cyclic adenosine monophosphate inside the nerve cell.
- —Elliot S. Gershon and Ronald O. Rieder, Scientific American, September 1992
- Thus, in theory, adrenoreceptor agonists which are widely used in the management of obstructive airway diseases such as asthma may lead to mucus plugging of the airways.
- —Richard W. Costello, in Respiratory Infections in Allergy and Asthma, 2003