Adrenergic Receptors

  • R. P. Ahlquist
Conference paper
Part of the Kreislauf-Bücherei book series (KARDIOLOGIE, volume 23)


The effector cell component involved in the response to a neurotransmitter or a drug, for convenience is called the receptive substance, receptive site, receptive group, or receptor. The receptors are named, described and characterized by effector responses to selected agonists and antagonists. This means that it is necessary to selected carefully, and agree upon, the substances used to describe the receptors.


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© Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, Darmstadt 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Ahlquist
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyMedical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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