Chapter 6. Catecholamines and Adrenergic Receptors

  1. Karel Pacak MD, PhD, DSc1,
  2. Jacques W. M. Lenders MD, PhD2 and
  3. Graeme Eisenhofer PhD3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692196.ch6

Pheochromocytoma: Diagnosis, Localization, and Treatment

Pheochromocytoma: Diagnosis, Localization, and Treatment

How to Cite

Pacak, K., Lenders, J. W. M. and Eisenhofer, G. (2007) Catecholamines and Adrenergic Receptors, in Pheochromocytoma: Diagnosis, Localization, and Treatment, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692196.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute of Child Health and Human, Development, NIH, Bethesda, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149501

Online ISBN: 9780470692196



  • catecholamines;
  • adrenergic receptors;
  • biochemical tests;
  • neurons;
  • kidneys


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Synthesis and Sources of Catecholamines

  • Synthesis of Catecholamines in Pheochromocytoma

  • Storage and Release of Catecholamines by the Sympathoadrenal System

  • Uptake and Metabolism of Catecholamines Produced by the Sympathoadrenal System

  • Catecholamine Metabolism in Hepatomesenteric Organs

  • Catecholamines Metabolism and Release by Pheochromocytoma

  • Kinetics and Elimination of Catecholamines and Their Metabolites

  • Pharmacology of Catecholamine Systems: Implications for Pheochromocytoma

  • Physiology of Catecholamine Systems

  • Adrenergic Receptors and Their Functions

  • Actions of the Catecholamines