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cholinergic

[¦kō·lə¦nər·jik]
(physiology)
Liberating, activated by, or resembling the physiologic action of acetylcholine.
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In this work, the following biological effects were investigated in detail: (1) potential changes in gill morphology, (2) cholinergic neurotransmission using AChE and ChAT as endpoints, (3) occurrence of oxidative stress evaluating CAT and SOD activities and GSH level, and (4) onset of hypoxic condition by gene and protein expression of HIF-1[alpha] in the gills of both clam specimens from the two subbasins.
Animal models for neurodegenerative diseases that involve cholinergic neurotransmission show cognitive deficits and altered SWC similar to the human condition (21).
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the action of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), a key enzyme in cholinergic neurotransmission.
According to these authors, the effect of scopolamine on emotional recognition could reflect an inhibition of cholinergic neurotransmission in the basal ganglia, with scopolamine's effect mediated through the amygdala.
6) Furthermore, studies have found cholinergic neurotransmission alterations in schizophrenia patients, including:
The major component is cholinergic neurotransmission mediated by acetylcholine and the second is purinergic neurotransmission mediated by adenosine triphosphate (Yoshida et al.
Four of the five drugs are cholinesterase inhibitors, which enhance cholinergic neurotransmission and may benefit patients with mild to moderate disease.