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  1. Acetylcholine receptor antibody is a protein found in the blood of most people with myasthenia gravis . The ... brain. This article discusses the blood test for acetylcholine receptor antibody.
  2. Myasthenia Gravis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... the nerve endings release a neurotransmitter substance called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine travels from the neuromuscular junction and binds to acetylcholine receptors which are activated and generate a muscle ...
  3. Alzheimer's Disease Medications From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging)  
    ... research indicates that they prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical believed to be important for ... Alzheimer's progresses, the brain produces less and less acetylcholine; therefore, cholinesterase inhibitors may eventually lose their effect. ...
  4. ... had more available units of a key nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) than male nonsmokers. Among women, this ... mL of brain tissue) indicate greater β2*-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor availability in these single-photon emission computed ...
  5. ... blood pressure Controls erections Two chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), acetylcholine and norepinephrine, are used to communicate within the autonomic nervous system. Nerve fibers that secrete acetylcholine are called cholinergic fibers. Fibers that secrete norepinephrine ...
  6. ... cases of MG, the immune system targets the acetylcholine receptor — a protein on muscle cells that’s required ... muscle cell to contract by releasing the chemical acetylcholine (ACh). ACh attaches to the ACh receptor — a ...
  7. Parkinson's Disease: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... interfere with production or uptake of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. These can be effective in reducing tremors. The ... and ethopropazine, decrease the activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and can be particularly effective for tremor. Side ...
  8. Myasthenia Gravis (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... Normally, the nerve endings release a substance called acetylcholine (uh-SET-uhl-KOH-LEEN), which binds to ... system makes antibodies that block the binding of acetylcholine to the muscle. The thymus gland, part of ...
  9. Pesticides (American College of Medical Toxicology)  
    ... Carbamate pesticides work by increasing the amount of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) in the target organism; they cause ... insecticides also work by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the target organism; however, organophosphates have longer- ...
  10. Genetics Home Reference: Myasthenia gravis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... affected individuals, the antibody targets a protein called acetylcholine receptor (AChR); in others, the antibodies attack a ... Registry: Myasthenia gravis with thymus hyperplasia MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Tensilon Test You might ...
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