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acetylcholine


The drug (used to treat Alzheimer’s disease) increases the levels of acetylcholine, which plays a key role in attention and memory.
  a neurotransmitter that appears to be involved in memory and is diminished in those with Alzheimer’s disease
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The first neurotransmitter to be isolated (1920).
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  • The drug (used to treat Alzheimer’s disease) increases the levels of acetylcholine, which plays a key role in attention and memory.
  • The genes code for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, cell-surface proteins that selectively bind to nicotine molecules.
  • A mood is a compound of neurotransmitters: Too much acetylcholine, not enough serotonin, and you’ve got a depression.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   acetylcholine [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , synapse [6] , central nervous system [7] , autonomic nervous system [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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