Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Salvaterra, P. M. 2001. Acetylcholine. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter found in the nervous systems of all animals. It is involved in the control of functions as diverse as locomotion, digestion, cardiac rate, ‘fight and flight’ responses, secretion, learning and memory. Cholinergic dysfunction is associated with neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease.
- choline acetyltransferase;
- vesicular acetylcholine transporter;
- acetylcholine receptor