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nicotinic

 [nik″o-tin´ic]
pertaining to the transmission of nerve impulses mediated by nicotinic receptors.

nic·o·tin·ic

(nik'ō-tin'ik),
Relating to the stimulating action of acetylcholine and other nicotinelike agents on autonomic ganglia, adrenal medulla, and the motor end-plate of striated muscle.

nicotinic

/nic·o·tin·ic/ (nik″o-tin´ik) denoting the effect of nicotine and other drugs in initially stimulating and subsequently, in high doses, inhibiting neural impulses at autonomic ganglia and the neuromuscular junction.

nicotinic

(nĭk′ə-tĭn′ĭk, -tē′nĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to nicotine.
2. Of or relating to niacin.

nic·o·tin·ic

(nik'ō-tin'ik)
Relating to the stimulating action of acetylcholine and other nicotinelike agents on autonomic ganglia, medulla of suprarenal gland, and the motor end plate of striated muscle.

nicotinic

Having the effects of acetylcholine and other nicotine-like substances on autonomic ganglia and the neuromuscular junctions of voluntary muscle. Compare MUSCARINIC.

nicotinic

pertaining to the transmission of nerve impulses mediated by nicotinic receptors.

nicotinic acid
see niacin.
nicotinic receptors
cholinergic receptors of autonomic ganglion cells and motor end-plates of skeletal muscle that are stimulated by low doses of nicotine and blockaded by high doses or by tubocurarine.
nicotinic synapses
synapses in which nicotinic transmitters effect the transmission of impulses.

Patient discussion about nicotinic

Q. nicotine patch does anyone know if you can use the patch for smokeless tobacco users,that dont smoke,and how well does it work,what are the side effects,i"ve been using smokeless tobacco for 24 years and would like to stop,tried going cold turkey,but it didnt work,my dr. said i should try the patch,but couldnt tell me if it would work or not.

A. There is really no reason you couldn't try the patch. The problem would be with what dose to start. Usually if people smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day they start with the 21mg but I am not sure how smokeless tobacco relates to cigarettes. Your best bet may be to try the gum as you chew it and then place it between you cheek and gum for a while, similar to dip.

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Researchers have postulated that nicotinic receptor agonists could have similar benefits to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, but with a better side-effect profile.
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.
Individual alkaloids were tested for their ability to block nicotinic receptor dependent contractions of the rat diaphragm/phrenic-nerve, in comparison with the neuromuscular nicotinic antagonist tubocurarine.
The glucose raising effect of nicotinic acid has been a major concern and led to recommendations that the drug should be avoided in diabetes.
The most commonly reported adverse reactions from the subjects who received this higher dose were consistent with a high dose of nicotinic acid and included: flushing, headache, pruritus, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhoea, epigastric and abdominal pain/discomfort, and back pain.
Nicotine both stimulates and blocks nicotinic receptors, and also possesses a mixture of pro-and antioxidant activity.
Targacept's product candidates selectively modulate neuronal nicotinic receptors that serve as key regulators of the nervous system to promote therapeutic effects and limit adverse side effects.
Green coffee contains several vitamins including Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin B2 (Riboflavine), Pantothenic Acid, Nicotinic Acid, Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine), Vitamin C and Folic Acid.
These receptors are collectively known as neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) because they primarily interact with the brain chemical (i.
Varenicline is pharmacologically known as an alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, which means that it activates the brain's nicotinic receptors in a manner similar to nicotine, but with less affinity (effect).
The highly selective nicotinic receptor agonists (NRAs) have the potential to mimic, and surpass, the cognition-enhancing effects of nicotine without its cardiovascular or addictive side effects.