A 27-year-old male asked:
What do acetylcholine receptors agonists do and what are they used for?
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Pharmacy 18 years experience
different things: Agonists stimulate receptors while antagonists inhibit them. Most often we use the antagonist drugs in treating different diseases. However, those conditions that decrease sputum, sweat or tear production are sometimes treated with an agonist . Pilocarpine (an agonist) is used to treat glaucoma but by a different mechanism as mentioned above.
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