cholinergic receptors


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cho·lin·er·gic re·cep·tors

chemical sites in effector cells or at synapses through which acetylcholine exerts its action.

cho·lin·er·gic re·cep·tors

(kō'lin-ĕr'jik rĕ-sep'tŏrz)
Chemical sites in effector cells or at synapses through which acetylcholine exerts its action.
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These results were identical to those obtained by administering a nicotinic cholinergic receptor antagonist (mecamylamine).
Muscarinic cholinergic receptors are present in the three medullary nuclei involved in the baroreceptor reflex activation-induced bradycardia.
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If the chemicals that activate the cholinergic receptors are inactivated, there may be a lessening of cold symptoms.
- US-based drug development company Karuna Therapeutics, Inc., focused on targeting muscarinic cholinergic receptors for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders including psychosis in schizophrenia, psychosis in Alzheimer's disease, and pain, has closed a USD 68m series B financing round, including the issuance of USD 5m in shares upon conversion of debt into equity, the company said.
Scopolamine butylbromide is a synthetic, peripheral cholinergic receptor blocker that ameliorates the hyperreactivity of cholinergic receptors in the preganglionic sympathetic neurons and reduces the overcontraction of visceral smooth muscles.[sup][11],[12],[13] In contrast, an M-cholinergic receptor blocker, anisodamine, can inhibit peripheral cholinergic activities but its therapeutic dose has no significant inhibitory effect on excessive smooth muscle spasm.
(3-9) Scopolamine blocks central muscarinic cholinergic receptors, which reduces production of glutamate receptors and leads to reduced glutamate transmission and neurotoxicity.
In November 2014, Townsend Letter ran my article which theorized that in a subgroup of CFS patients, autoantibodies to beta adrenergic receptors (BAR) and/ or muscarinic cholinergic receptors (MCR) may play a role.
Here, the influx of intracellular [Ca.sup.2+] caused by the activation of cholinergic receptors and mGluRs allows multiple gliotransmitters (e.g, glutamate,D-serine, TNF-[alpha], and ATP) to be released.
(2005) in mice indicated that the effect of escin is not abolished by anisodamine hydrobromide, which means that escin, similarly like [alpha]-hederin does not exert its effect on cholinergic receptors. The idea that saponins do not interfere with muscarinic receptors can be also supported by the observation of Matsuda and coworkers (1999).
Other genes of interest in schizophrenia include those that code for cholinergic receptors, and others that code for proteins involved in oligodendrocyte growth.