cholinergic nerve


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cholinergic nerve

[¦kō·lə¦nər·jik ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
Any nerve, such as autonomic preganglionic nerves and somatic motor nerves, that releases a cholinergic substance at its terminal points.
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Because HC-3 binding is responsive to cholinergic nerve impulse activity, whereas CHAT is a static marker for nerve terminals, the ratio of HC-3 binding to ChAT activity represents an index of activity per nerve terminal (Aubert et al.
The tissue ACh level mainly reflects the intraneuronal level, because ACh released from cholinergic nerve terminals is immediately hydrolyzed by ACh hydrolyzing enzyme, AChE (Blusztajn and Wurtman, 1983; Jope, 1979).
In contrast to the inhibition of cholinesterase, CPF had a smaller effect on ChAT activity, a marker for development of presynaptic cholinergic nerve terminals.
Tell-tale anatomical changes in the brain include both a buildup of amyloid protein deposits and a marked decrease of cholinergic nerve cells.
The stomach is supplied with cholinergic nerves that produce contractions via muscarinic receptors, and these cholinergic nerves play an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal motility (Makhlouf and Murthy, 2006).
Cholecystokinin starts gallbladder contraction by affecting the preganglionic cholinergic nerves.