Definition of beta receptor in English:

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beta receptor


An adrenergic receptor in the sympathetic nervous system, stimulation of which results especially in increased cardiac activity.
Example sentences
  • Stimulation of a beta receptor causes muscle vasodilation, bronchial relaxation, and cardiac acceleration.
  • Each alpha and beta receptor elicits a unique response from different body organs when stimulated by catecholamines.
  • Researchers would like to further their investigation into the role of the beta receptor by studying women already undergoing fertility treatment.

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Syllabification: be·ta re·cep·tor

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