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Does your body naturally produce nicotine?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
No: There are "nicotinic receptors" the actual chemical that binds there is usually acetylcholine or other similar compounds... Not nicotine, which is a neurotoxin.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Nicotine: The human body does not produce nicotine. However, the body does have nicotine receptors to which when introduced, nicotine binds and produces it's effects. In order to have an effect, most drugs that work on the central nervous system need to attach themselves to a specific receptors in the body.

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Does your body produce nicotine naturally?

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Dr. Kenneth Horlander
Pulmonology 50 years experience
Nicotine : No. There are receptors the nicotine goes to because it binds like acetylcholine, but it is not produced in the body.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does the human body naturally produce nicotine?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This is a misconception. Nicotinic acid is Niacin / vitamin b3 and there are nicotinic synapses.

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