Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Adrenoceptors

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_111

Definition

Adrenoceptors are receptors that are located pre- and postganglionically on effector tissues, most of which are innervated by postganglionic sympathetic fibers, and are activated by release of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and various adrenergic drugs.

 Sympathetically Maintained Pain in CRPS I, Human Experimentation

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