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Receptors, Cholinergic

Cell surface proteins that bind acetylcholine with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Cholinergic receptors are divided into two major classes, muscarinic and nicotinic, based originally on their affinity for nicotine and muscarine. Each group is further subdivided based on pharmacology, location, mode of action, and/or molecular biology.

Year introduced: 1974(1971)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.543.750.720.360

MeSH Unique ID: D011950

Entry Terms:

  • Receptors, Acetylcholine
  • Cholinoceptive Sites
  • Sites, Cholinoceptive
  • Receptors, ACh
  • Cholinergic Receptors
  • ACh Receptors
  • Acetylcholine Receptors
  • Cholinoceptors

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