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GSE Neurotransmitter: ACETYLCHOLINE


Activates skeletal muscles - commonly secreted at neuromuscular joints (gaps connecting motor nerves to muscle cells) where it stimulates muscles to contract. Of interest, arrow tips poisoned with curare blocks transmission at these synapses, causing paralysis

At other kinds of junctions, typically produces an inhibitory postsynaptic potential

Contributes to the regulation of attention, arousal, and memory

Ach receptors stimulated by nicotine; nerve gas attacks Ach system

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