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Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Muscle

  1. Ferdinand Hucho

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000238



How to Cite

Hucho, F. 2001. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Muscle. eLS. .

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  1. Freie Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter carrying the excitatory signal at the neuromuscular endplate from the presynaptic to the postsynaptic side across the synaptic cleft. Together with acetylcholinesterase, the nicotinic acetylecholine receptor regulates the intensity and duration of the signal at the muscle.


  • nicotinic acetylcholine receptors;
  • ion channels;
  • endplate;
  • synaptic transmission