Pharmacodynamics definitions. Receptor desensitization

The following pharmacological definition has been taken from the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Department Glossary at Boston University School of Medicine.


A decline in the response to repeated or sustained application of an agonist that is a consequence of changes at the level of the receptor.

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