Muscarinic receptors

 

Muscarinic receptors are cholinergic receptors which are found in postganglionic cholinergic neurons of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.

These are receptors which are acted upon by muscarinic and antimuscarinic drugs. They can be divided into five different sites as follows

Brainstem Medulla Pons Midbrain Thalamus Epithalamus
Basal ganglia Forebrain Temporal lobe Cerebral operculum Remove operculum Wall of lateral ventricle 1
Wall of lateral ventricle 2 Wall of lateral ventricle 3 lateral ventricle 1 lateral ventricle 2 Base of brain Rhomboid fossa

 

 

cAMP

Adenylate cyclase system

Intracellular receptors

Calcium messenger system

 

 


Central and peripheral nervous system pharmacology

 

 

 

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