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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. ... 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 ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. Myasthenia Gravis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... in that junction, special chemicals called neurotransmitters When acetylcholine reaches the muscle side of a neuromuscular junction, ... The interruption is due to antibodies that prevent acetylcholine from reaching the muscles by destroying or blocking ...
  6. ... 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 ...
  7. Parkinson's Disease Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... are balanced, the brain functions smoothly. Dopamine and acetylcholine are neurotransmitters in the brain. They control movement. ... dopamine than normal, there is less dopamine than acetylcholine in the brain. This imbalance causes the symptoms ...
  8. ... 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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