muscarinic receptor

  • muscarinic acetylcholine receptor
German: Muscarin-Rezeptor
Japanese: ムスカリン性受容体

Neurology. One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors that are stimulated by the alkaloid muscarine and blocked by atropine. It is located on the surface of cells of eyes, heart and the walls of blood-vessels, bronchi and intestinal tract. The activation has muscarine-like effects (elevation of muscle tone and peristaltics, dilatation of vessels, and bronchospasms).

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