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Nicotine

Introduction: Nicotine

Description of Nicotine

Nicotine: An addictive, poisonous chemical found in tobacco. It can also be made in the laboratory. When it enters the body, nicotine causes an increased heart rate and use of oxygen by the heart, and a sense of well-being and relaxation. It is also used as an insecticide.
Source: National Institute of Health

Nicotine: An addictive CNS stimulant found in the tobacco plant that causes either ganglionic stimulation by depolarization in low doses or ganglionic blockage in high doses. (NCI)
Source: Diseases Database

Nicotine: very poisonous alkaloid; the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission; nicotine is important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke, and is also used as an insecticide.
Source: CRISP

Nicotine: Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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