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Atropine does not only block nicotinic receptors but also acetylcholine at muscarinic receptors

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Atropine blocks muscarinic acetylcholine receptors.

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Why does atropine effect histamine receptors?

It doesn't atropine only acts on muscarinic receptors (it's a competitive antagonist here for ACh), but histamine acts on different receptors (histamine receptors). There is no direct interaction between atropine and histamine receptors


Does epinephrine affect the muscarinic receptors?

No. Muscarinic receptors are affected by acetylcholinergic neurotransmitters (ie. muscarine, atropine). Only the parasympathetic nervous system have muscarinic receptors. Epinephrine affects adrenergic receptors (symapthetic nervous system).


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When can be use atopine injuction?

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Why do cold medicines contain an alpha-adrenergic agonist and atropine?

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False. While beta-adrenergic receptors are commonly found in the heart, there are also other types of receptors present, such as alpha-adrenergic receptors and muscarinic receptors, that play a role in regulating heart function.


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