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nicotinic

 [nik″o-tin´ic]
pertaining to the transmission of nerve impulses mediated by nicotinic receptors.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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nicotinic

(nĭk′ə-tĭn′ĭk, -tē′nĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to nicotine.
2. Of or relating to niacin.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nicotinic

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

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