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Mesh term Receptors, Muscarinic

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Receptors, Cholinergic
Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled


One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Muscarinic receptors were originally defined by their preference for MUSCARINE over NICOTINE. There are several subtypes (usually M1, M2, M3....) that are characterized by their cellular actions, pharmacology, and molecular biology.

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Receptor, Muscarinic M1
Receptor, Muscarinic M2
Receptor, Muscarinic M3
Receptor, Muscarinic M4
Receptor, Muscarinic M5

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