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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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