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cholinergic

[¦kō·lə¦nər·jik]
(physiology)
Liberating, activated by, or resembling the physiologic action of acetylcholine.
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1974) Muscarinic cholinergic receptor binding: regional distribution in monkey brain.
In the study, 21 chronically ill Gulf War veterans and 17 healthy veterans were given small doses of physostigmine, a substance that briefly stimulates cholinergic receptors.
The immunogenic theory, which has been postulated to explain the pathogenic process leading to Chagas' cardiomyopathy, also involves the cholinergic system with reports of the existence of autoimmune antibodies against M2 muscarinic (15) and nicotinic cholinergic receptors (16).
Muscarinic cholinergic receptors in area postrema and brainstem areas regulating emesis.
Tobacco and alcohol use may be related at least partially because both nicotine and alcohol affect brain nicotinic cholinergic receptors (Collins 1990; Little 2000).
If the chemicals that activate the cholinergic receptors are inactivated, there may be a lessening of cold symptoms.
3-9) Scopolamine blocks central muscarinic cholinergic receptors, which reduces production of glutamate receptors and leads to reduced glutamate transmission and neurotoxicity.
In November 2014, Townsend Letter ran my article which theorized that in a subgroup of CFS patients, autoantibodies to beta adrenergic receptors (BAR) and/ or muscarinic cholinergic receptors (MCR) may play a role.
sup][27],[28] In addition, an increase of cholinergic receptors is one of the most significant features of narcolepsy, which might comprise an adaptive response to the malfunction of the secretion of acetylcholine and dopamine.
2005) in mice indicated that the effect of escin is not abolished by anisodamine hydrobromide, which means that escin, similarly like [alpha]-hederin does not exert its effect on cholinergic receptors.