nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

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nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (plural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors)

  1. (biochemistry) An acetylcholine receptor which is also an ion channel.
    • 1988 1 March 1988, Deneris, Evan S., et al., “Primary structure and expression of β2: A novel subunit of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors”, Neuron, volume 1, page 45: 
      These results lead us to propose that the nervous system expresses diverse forms of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by combining β2 subunits with different agonist-binding α subunits.