cholinergic nerve


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cholinergic nerve

a nerve that releases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at its synapse. The cholinergic nerves include all the preganglionic sympathetic and preganglionic parasympathetic nerves, the postganglionic parasympathetic nerves, the somatic motor nerves to skeletal muscles, and some nerves to sweat glands and to certain blood vessels.

cholinergic nerve

A nerve that uses acetylcholine as its main neurotransmitter.
See also: nerve
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The nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM), a structure near the base of the brain, is considered to be the best target for delivery of a gene-based therapeutic for AD as its cells represent the primary source of cholinergic nerves projecting to the brain cortex.
Along with the improved memory among the treated rats, the researchers found that cholinergic nerve cells on the side of the brain holding the implant increased in size.
Choline acetyltransferase, a constitutive marker for cholinergic nerve terminals, showed only minor CPF-induced changes during the period of rapid synaptogenesis.
Botulinum toxin binds with high affinity to cholinergic nerve endings, including the motor and autonomic nerves.
NGF can stimulate the survival and growth of cholinergic nerve cells.