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Receptors, Cholinergic

"Receptors, Cholinergic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Receptors, Cholinergic" by people in this website by year, and whether "Receptors, Cholinergic" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 58 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1985 and 1991 and 1993 and 2011
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