nicotinic receptor

  • nicotinic acetylcholine receptor
German: Nikotin-Rezeptor
Japanese: ニコチン性受容体

Neurology. One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors that are stimulated by the alkaloid nicotine and blocked by curare. They are ionotropic receptors that form ion channels in the cell membrane. Nicotinic receptors are generally divided into neuromuscular receptors found in the neuromuscular junctions of somatic muscles and neuronal receptors found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

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