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date: 20 April 2019

acetylcholine 

Source:
A Dictionary of Chemistry
Author(s):
Richard RennieRichard Rennie, Jonathan LawJonathan Law

A substance that is released at some (cholinergic) nerve endings. Its function is to pass on a nerve impulse to the next nerve (i.e. at a synapse) or to initiate muscular contraction. Once acetylcholine has been released, it has only a transitory effect because it is rapidly broken down by the enzyme ... ...

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