cholinergic receptor


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cholinergic receptor

Etymology: Gk, chole, bile, ergein, to work; L, recipere, to receive
a specialized sensory nerve ending that responds to the stimulation of acetylcholine.

cholinergic receptor

A site in a nerve synapse or effector cell that responds to the effect of acetylcholine.
See also: receptor
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The drug's action on central muscarinic cholinergic receptors could be responsible for its effect on mood.
Also, blockade of cholinergic receptors may aggravate AD symptoms, and prevent the increase in cholinergic transmission expected from increased acetylcholine in synapses as result of cholinesterase inhibition.
The first is independent of cholinergic receptor expression and influences cell replication through effects on intracellular messengers (9,12,14).
The inhibition of these enzymes increases the availability of Ach, which in turn can stimulate cholinergic receptors producing both nicotinic and muscarinic effects in the organism such as muscle contractions and secretions in many glands (5).
During pregnancy, nicotine stimulates nicotinic cholinergic receptors in the placenta and fetus, resulting in various deleterious effects.
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Overstimulation of nicotinic cholinergic receptors at neuromuscular junction results in depolarization blockade.
HET] mice have reduced ACh transmission by central cholinergic neurons (22), compensatory mechanisms, such as supersensitivity of cholinergic receptors, could account for the normal sleep-wake physiology.
The intraperitoneal administration of scopolamine, a specific antagonist for the muscarinic cholinergic receptors, in a dose of 0.
1] carbachol (n = 30), the latter an agonist of ionotropic and metabotropic cholinergic receptors, were detected in oocytes injected with membranes from the squid stellate ganglia.
Carbachol creates contractile responses via muscarinic cholinergic receptors in vitro studies.
Expression and distribution of cholinergic receptors in the human urothelium.