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Definition of the noun acetylcholine

What does acetylcholine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acetylcholines

  1. a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: neurotransmitter = a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse

Alternative definition of the noun acetylcholine


  1. [neurotransmitter] A neurotransmitter in humans and other animals. It is an ester of acetic acid and choline with chemical formula CH3COOCH2CH2N+(CH3)3.


"Acetylcholine" is a book by Kin J. Futamachi.

  • also known as "Acetylcholine: a possible chemical transmitter at a crayfish neuromuscular junction"

Phrases with Acetylcholine

  1. Acetylcholine chloride
  2. Acetylcholine receptor
  3. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Printed books with definitions for Acetylcholine

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Google previewNurse Anesthesia (2009)

by John J. Nagelhout, Karen Plaus

Acetylcholine is an excitatory neurotransmitter with a widespread distribution. It is the...

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter at cranial nerve nuclei and ventral horn motor neurons of the spinal cord, including various collateral nerves to Renshaw cells (interneurons).

One notable difference from acetylcholine is that norepinephrine and dopamine act by means of second messengers (slow ...

Google previewClinical Pharmacology (2007)

With STUDENTCONSULT Access by Peter N. Bennett, Morris J. Brown

Acetylcholine is a widespread chemotransmitter in the body, mediating a broad range of physiological effects.

Google previewAutonomic Neurology (2014)

by Eduardo E. Benarroch

KEY POINTS • Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter of the preganglionic neurons and elicits fast excitation in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and ENS ganglia via gangliontype (α3 β4) nicotinic receptors. • Acetylcholine is the primary ...

Google previewMedical Sciences E-Book (2014)

by Jeannette Naish, Denise Syndercombe Court

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter that ...

Google previewFoye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (2008)

by Thomas L. Lemke, David A. Williams

Antimuscarinics Introduction Acetylcholine is the endogenous neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nerve fibers are found in both the autonomic and central nervous systems. These fibers are classified ...

Google previewThe MCAT Biology Book (2015)

by Nancy Morvillo, Matthew Schmidt

Acetylcholine is the major neurotransmitter used to stimulate the contraction of skeletal muscles. Others, such as seratonin and dopamine, function primarily in the brain and are involved with emotional responses and “higher brain functions”.

Google previewCurbside Consultation in Endoscopy (2009)

49 Clinical Questions by J. W. C. Leung, Simon Lo

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter that causes contraction of the smooth muscle of the lower esophagus, while nitric oxide (NO) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) promote relaxation. In achalasia, it is believed that inflammation of ...

Google previewHow We Remember (2012)

Brain Mechanisms of Episodic Memory by Michael E. Hasselmo

Acetylcholine Blockers Acetylcholine is a neurochemical released at a number Chapter 6. Drug Effects on the Dynamics of Encoding and Retrieval Drug ...

Google previewPlants and the Human Brain (2014)

by David O. Kennedy

Acetylcholine is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the insect central nervous system (as opposed to glutamate in mammals). It is also the principal neurotransmitter in sensory neurons,306 and it contributes to olfactory and tactile ...

Google previewClinical Naturopathy (2010)

An evidence-based guide to practice by Jerome Sarris, Jon Wardle

Neurotransmitters activated by the SNS include adrenaline and noradrenaline, whereas acetylcholine is the predominant neurotransmitter of the PNS. In a healthy state there is balance between the SNS and PNS. However, during stress the ...

Google previewUltimate Review for the Neurology Boards, Second Edition (2009)

by Stephan Eisenchenk, MD, Michael S. Okun, MD

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter of the pre- and postganglionic parasympathetic and preganglionic sympathetic system. B. Norepinephrine is the ...

Google previewAnimal Colour Changes and Their Neurohumours

Acetylcholine is a choline derivative the functional efficiency of which TELEOST CHROMATOPHORES 141.

Google previewHandbook of ICU Therapy (2014)

by John Fuller, Jeff Granton, Ian McConachie

Neurotransmitters Acetylcholine is the primary mediator of both the.

Google previewAdvances in Central Nervous System Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition (2012)

“Endogenous acetylcholine is an important modulator of sensory processing, especially at the spinal level, where nociceptive (painrelated) stimuli enter the central nervous system and are integrated before being relayed to the brain.

Google previewBerne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition (2009)

by Bruce M. Koeppen, Bruce A. Stanton

acetylcholine is an extracellular agonist that controls the gating of a cation-selective channel in the motor end plate of skeletal muscle ...

Google previewClinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (2011)

by Roger Walker

Acetylcholine is the main transmitter maintaining general arousal but there is evidence that heightened emotional arousal is particularly associated with noradrenergic and serotonergic activity. Drugs which antagonise such activity have ...

Google previewEmergency Medicine (2008)

Expert Consult -- Online by James G. Adams

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter released from cholinergic nerve endings in the central (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral (autonomic and somatic) nervous systems. In the autonomic (sympathetic and parasympathetic) nervous ...

Google previewEssentials of Organic Chemistry (2013)

For Students of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Chemistry by Paul M. Dewick

Acetylcholine is a relatively small molecule that is responsible for nerve-impulse transmission in animals. As soon as it has interacted with its receptor and triggered the nerve response, it must be degraded and released before any further ...

Google previewDrugs, Athletes, and Physical Performance (2012)

by John A. Thomas

Acetylcholine receptors on skeletal muscles, in ganglia of the autonomic nervous system, and in the adrenal medulla all belong to a subgroup called nicotinic receptors. Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter at all of these sites, but nicotine will ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians (2013)

by Mary Ann Stuhan

Acetylcholine is a chemical that is found in varying concentrations throughout the CNS. Acetylcholine activates both muscarinic and nicotinic receptors (see Chapter 3), which deal with memory, reward, and learning. This neurotransmitter also ...

Google previewPhysiology (2012)

by Robert J. Person, Roger Thies

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter for postganglionic parasympathetic neurons preganglionic parasympathetic neurons somatic O-motoneurons postganglionic sympathetic neurons innervating heart ...

Google previewFaust's Anesthesiology Review E-Book (2014)

Expert Consult by Michael J. Murray, Steven H. Rose, Denise J. Wedel, C. Thomas Wass, Barry A Harrison, Jeff T Mueller

Neurotransmitters Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter of all preganglionic sympathetic fibers, including those that innervate the cells of the adrenal medulla. Norepinephrine Dorsal root Spinal nerve Dorsal root ganglion Gray ...

Google previewEcotoxicology (2014)

Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment by Colin Walker

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that carries messages across cholinergic nerve synapses. Organophosphorous and carbamate insecticides act by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase of the nerve synapse. By so doing, they disrupt transmission ...

Google previewIllegal Drugs (2003)

by Paul Gahlinger

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter used to stimulate muscles and glands, allowing movement and the discharge of sweat, tears, saliva, and other secretions. Like most other neurotransmitters, its function was discovered ...

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Acetylcholine Meaning

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