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Mesh term Receptors, Nicotinic

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Cysteine Loop Ligand-Gated Ion Channel Receptors
Receptors, Cholinergic


One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Nicotinic receptors were originally distinguished by their preference for NICOTINE over MUSCARINE. They are generally divided into muscle-type and neuronal-type (previously ganglionic) based on pharmacology, and subunit composition of the receptors.

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alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

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