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Nicotinic

nicotinic

(Science: chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.


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Can you use both red yeast rice and cholesof together?

http://themedicalbiochemistrypage.org/vitamins.php#3clinical Nicotinic acid (but not nicotinamide) when administered in pharmacological doses of 2–4 g/day lowers plasma cholesterol levels and has been shown to be a useful therapeutic for hypercholesterolemia. ...

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you use both red yeast rice and cholesof together?
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Re: Muscle Contractions

Hey, You have the general idea with the nerve pulse and Ach release into the neuromuscular junction... Once the Ach binds to its nicotinic receptor, it opens ligand gated channels for Na+ diffusion into muscular cell. This gives it enough "voltage" to reach its threshold which ...

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by Jpoley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:42 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Muscle Contractions
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Overproduction of Cholinesterase

... In an extreme cases, the cholinesterase would simply block the nerve impulse, having similar effects to those of specific inhibitors of the nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors.

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by MrMistery
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:32 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Overproduction of Cholinesterase
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I need an answer please

... the competitive blocker tubocurarine?... it was used as an arrow poison in the americas... it causes paralysis by competing with acetylcholine for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors... it is now used as a muscle relaxant during surgery... edit: forget about that... i see that you are talking about ...

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by Revenged
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: I need an answer please
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Views: 7737

I need an answer please

... associated with myasthesia gravis... and what you are talking about is fasciculations... but you must remember that excessive stimulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors causes depolarisation block... this is how muscle relaxants like suxamethonium cause paralysis...

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by Revenged
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: I need an answer please
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