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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

(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.

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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Enantioselective effects of hydroxy metabolites of bupropion on behavior and on function of monoamine transporters and nicotinic receptors.
Nicotinic acid therapy and the chronic schizophrenic.
We wondered if this small mediator acts as a nicotinic agonist at nAChR subunits and were indeed able to demonstrate that the effect of conditioned medium is antagonized by conotoxins ArIB [V11L, V16D] and RgIA4 (p = 0.029; n = 4 each) that are specific for nAChR subunits [alpha]7 and [alpha]9, respectively (Figure 5(b)).
Pyridostigmine, a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, improves symptoms by increasing acetylcholine concentration at neuromuscular junction and stimulating nicotinic receptors [3].
This study shows that muscarinic effects predominates and appears first and then nicotinic effects.
Nicotinic syndrome follows muscarinic syndrome and precedes delayed neuropathy.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are ligand- gated ion channel receptor complexes that mediate fast cholinergic synaptic transmission.
Slo-Niacin tablets utilize a unique polygel controlled-release system--not available in other dietary supplement niacin products--that gradually releases nicotinic acid into the body and is designed to reduce the likelihood of flushing, which is commonly associated with immediate-release niacin use.
The nicotinic symptoms include muscle weakness, twitching, cramps, fasciculations, atrophy of muscles, dyspnea and cyanosis.
Thus we deduce from these findings that changes observed in tobacco smoke are not exclusively nicotinic but a combination of cholinergic-signaling and other associated cellular mechanisms involving cadmium.
BOSTON -- An investigational nicotinic receptor agonist demonstrated cognitive benefits similar to those seen with donepezil in a phase II trial of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.