Define acetyl choline and cholinergic receptors
Describe the actions and uses of cholinomimetics
Describe the structural requirements for cholinergic agonist
Define acetylcholinesterase and the utility of inhibitors
Define antimuscarinics and classify based on structure
Compare the tertiary and quarternary amines as antimuscarinics
List the newer drugs in the class of cholinergic agents
Cholinergic nerves (parasympathetic nerves) are found in the peripheral and the central nervous system of humans. Cholinergic neurons synthesise, store, and release acetylcholine (ACh). Acetylcholine is prepared at the nerve ending by the transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl-CoA to choline. ...