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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Wieland, "Synthesis of 123I- and 125I-labeled cholinergic nerve marker (-)-5-iodobenzovesamicol," Nuclear Medicine and Biology, vol.
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.
ChAT, the enzyme responsible for acetylcholine biosynthesis, is a constitutive marker for cholinergic nerve terminals and serves as an archetypal measure of cholinergic innervation, but its activity does not respond to changes in impulse flow.
Botulinum toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine from cholinergic nerve endings.
The isolation of pure cholinergic nerve terminal sacs (T-sacs) from electric organ of juvenile Torpedo.
In rat brain, because GABAergic neurons in the medial septal area link with cholinergic neurons that send projections to the hippocampus (Amaral and Kurtz, 1985; Gaykema et al., 1990), hippocampal ACh release from the cholinergic nerve terminal is inhibited by activating GABAA receptors located on the soma in the medial septal area (Imperato et al., 1994a; Moor et al., 1998).
For cholinergic synaptic development, we assessed choline acetyltransferase (CHAT), a constitutive marker of cholinergic nerve terminals (Slotkin et al.
All the three never fiber markers, namely PGP 9.5, TH, and VIP, were found to surround the eccrine sweat glands, indicating human eccrine sweat glands are innervated by both sympathetic adrenergic and sympathetic cholinergic nerves, which are consistent with previous studies.[1],[3],[10] However, until now, it was unknown whether the two components of eccrine sweat glands are equally innervated by sympathetic nerve fibers.
Vague nerve stimulation might also cause phenotypic switching between adrenergic and cholinergic nerves [5].