Cholinergic Receptors

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1. Cholinergic receptors are receptors for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine; two examples of a cholinergic receptor are nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. After a Nicotinic receptor binds to acetylcholine, the target is depolarized and then excites the cell. In contrary, muscarinic receptors are G-protein coupled receptors that produce an excitatory or inhibitory effect on a cell after binding is complete. 2. An agonist produces an excitatory effect on a target cell. An example of one is the nicotinic receptor, nicotine. Nicotine demonstrates similar mechanistic effects as ACH; once it binds the cell depolarizes and thus increasing the metabolic reaction of the cell. An antagonist is opposite of an agonist. An example of a antagonist
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