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nicotinic

adjective nic·o·tin·ic \ˌni-kə-ˈtē-nik, -ˈti-\

Definition of NICOTINIC

:  relating to, resembling, producing, or mediating the effects produced by nicotine on nerve fibers at autonomic ganglia and at the neuromuscular junctions of voluntary muscle which increases activity in small doses and inhibits it in larger doses <nicotinic receptors> — compare muscarinic

Origin of NICOTINIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1873

nicotinic

adjective nic·o·tin·ic \ˌnik-ə-ˈtē-nik, -ˈtin-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NICOTINIC

:  relating to, resembling, producing, or mediating the effects that are produced by acetylcholine liberated by nerve fibers at autonomic ganglia and at the neuromuscular junctions of voluntary muscle and that are mimicked by nicotine which increases activity in small doses and inhibits it in larger doses <nicotinic receptors>—compare muscarinic

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