Otto Loewi


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United States pharmacologist (born in Germany) who was the first to show that acetylcholine is produced at the junction between a parasympathetic nerve and a muscle (1873-1961)

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The German-born American pharmacologist Otto Loewi (1873-1961) felt that chemicals were involved, too, especially where the nerve impulse had to jump the tiny gap (or synapse) from one nerve cell to another.
In mid twentieth century, Nobel Laureate Otto Loewi defined a drug as a substance which, when injected into an animal, produces a paper.