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 (nĭk′ə-tĭn′ĭk, -tē′nĭk)
1. Of or relating to nicotine.
2. Of or relating to niacin.


(ˌnɪk əˈtɪn ɪk, -ˈti nɪk)

1. of, pertaining to, or containing nicotine.
2. related to or imitating the effects of nicotine.


[ˌnikəˈtɪnɪk] ADJ nicotinic acidácido m nicotínico
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Given the diversity of muscarinic and nicotinic receptors, it is likely that some of the effects of cholinergic deficiency cannot be mimicked in mouse knockouts of individual receptor subunits.
These soluble homologs of the ligand binding domain of nicotinic receptors have proven tremendous utility in this study offering robust high throughput screening of natural products and compound libraries.
regius, acting on neuronal nicotinic receptors. This peptide has been thoroughly characterized in terms of its primary and three-dimensional structures [29], as well as regarding its biological effect, for example, the blockage of the a9al0 nAChR [30, 31].
Washington, November 9 ( ANI ): Inactivation of a specific sub-class of nicotinic receptors may be an effective strategy to help smokers quit without feeling anxious, US researchers suggest.
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Thus, the aim of the study was to verify the participation of cholinergic pathways (muscarinic and nicotinic receptors) in signal transduction in [alpha]-hederin-induced contraction of isolated stomach corpus and fundus strips.
"Nicotine binds to nicotinic receptors in the brain to produce a variety of behavioral effects," he explains.
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The $200 million payment comes for the drug candidate TC-5214, a nicotinic channel blocker that is thought to treat depression by acting on neuronal nicotinic receptors, or NNRs.
Nicotine is a naturally occurring alkaloid that is capable of stimulating acetylcholine receptors in both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, as well as cholinergic nicotinic receptors at skeletal muscle sites and in the brain.
It works by blocking nicotinic receptors and thus the rewarding effects of nicotine, while stimulating some dopamine release in order to provide relief from craving and withdrawal, Dr.