Definition of nicotinic
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The addiction-fighting medication acts on proteins called nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which are the same neurological buttons that tobacco products push.
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Origin and Etymology of nicotinic
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1941See Words from the same year
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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