acetylcholine


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Related to acetylcholine: acetylcholinesterase, dopamine, serotonin, Acetylcholine receptor
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a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline

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Increasing the concentrations of AUC-P and AUC-V results in a stronger rightward and downward shift of the acetylcholine curve compared to data of Fig.
Degenerate primers, Bd1, 5'-ATGAARTTYG GNWSNTGGACNTAYGA-3' and Bd2, 5'-GCNACCATRAACATDATRCARTTRAA-3', Were designed based on the conserved motifs of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family to amplify the cDNA fragments (Gao et al.
The action of succinylcholine is to open sodium channels and depolarize the postsynaptic muscle membrane in the same manner as acetylcholine.
Scientists know, however, that at least some neurons, such as those making up the thick band that connects the brain's left and right hemispheres, don't have acetylcholine receptors on their axons.
Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl prevent an enzyme known as acetylcholinesterase from breaking down acetylcholine in the brain.
This compound is known as an acetylcholine antagonist because it dislodges acetylcholine from receptor sites and reduces the risk of over-stimulation.
The rationale for use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease is that the disease is associated with reduced production of acetylcholine in the central nervous system.
Galantamine (Reminyl)--May increase neuron sensitivity to acetylcholine, thus enhancing the effect of acetylcholine on the brain in those patients in early or moderate stages of the disease.
They found that both green and black tea inhibited the activity of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which breaks down the chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
These are: dopamine, the brain's energy giver; acetylcholine, which powers your creative centres; GABA, the mind's own valium; and serotonin, a natural-produced sleeping pill.
They are transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine travels through the neuromuscular junction and binds to acetylcholine receptors that are activated and generate a muscle contraction.
The reason they performed differently is not known, but the microwaves could have decreased the amount of acetylcholine in the brain.