Relating to a type of acetylcholine receptor in the nervous system which is capable of responding to muscarine.
- The central nervous system also contains muscarinic receptors.
- Viral infection can cause dysfunction of M2 muscarinic receptors (of parasympathetic nerves) leading to increased release of acetylcholine and airway hyperreactivity.
- The release of acetylcholine stimulates three types of muscarinic receptors, M1 - M3, to produce bronchoconstriction and mucous secretion.
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