alpha-adrenergic receptor


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alpha-adrenergic receptor

[¦al·fə ‚ad·rə¦nər·jik ri′sep·tər]
(cell and molecular biology)
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Mechanism of Action: ProAmatine forms an active metabolite, desglymidodrine, that is an alpha1-agonist, and exerts its actions via activation of the alpha-adrenergic receptors of the arteriolar and venous vasculature, producing an increase in vascular tone and elevation of blood pressure.
ProAmatine should be used cautiously in patients with urinary retention problems, as desglymidodrine acts on the alpha-adrenergic receptors of the bladder neck.

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