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alpha-receptor

al·pha-re·cep·tor
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-fuh ri-sep-ter]
    • /ˈæl fə rɪˈsɛp tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-fuh ri-sep-ter]
    • /ˈæl fə rɪˈsɛp tər/

Definition of alpha-receptor word

  • noun alpha-receptor a site on a cell that, upon interaction with epinephrine or norepinephrine, controls vasoconstriction, intestinal relaxation, pupil dilation, and other physiological processes. 1

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Origin of alpha-receptor

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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Parts of speech for Alpha-receptor

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alpha-receptor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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