Science / Biology / Acetylcholine: A chemical released at neuromuscular junctions that binds to receptors on the surface of the plasma membrane of muscle cells, causing an electrical impulse to be transmitted. The impulse ultimately leads to muscle contraction.
Health / Vitamins / Dmae: Full chemical name is dimethyl-amino-ethanol, natural substance facilitating the synthesis of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and of phosphatidylcholine, essential component of cell membranes, used MORE
Science / Biology / Peptides: Short chains of amino acids. MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Anticholinergic: Blocking the action of acetylcholine, one of the chemicals the body makes to help nerve cells communicate with each other. This describes a group of the most common side-effects of psychotropic medica MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Anticholinergic Effects: A group of side effects of some antipsychotics, including dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation and urinary retention. Caused by a blockade of acetylcholine receptors; can contribute to cognitive im MORE