acetylcholine

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a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline

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This increase in the NO synthesis has been involved with stimulation of M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (23).
Anti- acetylcholine receptor antibodies titre was more than 60 nmol/L (Normal: less than .
Effects of blockade of [alpha]4[beta]2 and [alpha]7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on cue-induced reinstatement of nicotine-seeking behaviour in rats.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are ligand- gated ion channel receptor complexes that mediate fast cholinergic synaptic transmission.
Varenicline, due to its unique mechanism of action as a partial agonist of [alpha]4[beta]2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, reduces withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation by maintaining a modest level of dopamine in brain.
Investigations have shown that it is a complete agonist of [alpha]7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (4).
Acetylcholine receptors comprise two major families, nicotinic and muscarinic receptors; evidence implicates deficits of both families in schizophrenia.
Our targets in this endeavor, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and related ligand-gated ion channels, are widely distributed throughout the periphery, autonomic ganglia, and neuromuscular junction.
8,9) These results support the idea that a major portion of acetylcholine receptors in the brain are muscarinic.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) play major roles in the fast synapse cholinergic transmission in insect central nervous system (Gundelfinger & Schulz 2000).
An important role of parasympathetic cholinergic neurons and postsynaptic muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the contraction of gastric smooth muscle has been provided in functional studies (Makhlouf and Murthy, 2006).
Systemic inflammation leads to resistance to atracurium without increasing membrane expression of acetylcholine receptors.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors have many functions, and in the brain are the primary targets of nicotine.
But because long-term down-regulation of acetylcholine receptors may be difficult to reverse in the older brain, medical care providers should closely monitor the neuropsychiatric side effects and symptoms associated with anticholinergic drugs (such as memory problems, hallucinations, falls, visual changes, slurred speech, agitation, and abnormal muscle twitching).
Dr Taslim discovered that the simultaneous administration of nicotine and ethanol to mice resulted in marked improvement of impairment of motor coordination mediated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and subtype agonists.
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