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Doctor insights on: Acetylcholine

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Does acetylcholine have anything to do with how vision works?

Yes, in a way.: Acetylcholine transmits signals from nerves to muscles, such as those that control the pupil size and the focusing power. When these muscles are activated, the pupil will get smaller and the focusing muscles will contract, enabling the eye to see up close, as for reading. These two actions can also normally occur separately. Acetylcholine is sometimes used during eye surgery. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have too much acetylcholine and dopamine?

Z mood and low blood: Your blood pressure is low, but you go to the bathroom too much or have diarrhea, have blurry vision, and are overly happy. This combination, cannot happen in the real clinical world. You cannot have too much dopamine acetylcholine at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I treat acetylcholine deficiency without medicine?

See physician: I'm not sure what you mean by this deficiency, and don't know about alternative treatments. This site is intended mostly for main stream physicians. I believe you should consult with your primary care physician, review whatever symptoms you believe are related to this, get the appropriate lab tests, and develop an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having too much acetylcholine? Is insomnia one of them?

Parasympathetic exce: diarrhea, constricted pupils, low heart rate and blood pressure, erectille dysfunction, fatigue. There is no known condition that causes parasympathetic excess ...Read more

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What's the relationship btw serotonin and acetylcholine?

What's the relationship btw serotonin and acetylcholine?

Acetylcholine: Acetylcholine widely used at synapses in the peripheral nervous system. Released at the terminals of all motor neurons activating skeletal muscle. All preganglionic neurons of the autonomic nervous system, the postganglionic neurons of the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter where it mediates gut movements ...Read more

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Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

No: Acetylcholine neurotransmission has an inhibitory effect on the heart, which lowers heart rate thereby decreasing cardiac output. ...Read more

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What are acetylcholine receptor antagonists and what are they used for?

What are acetylcholine receptor antagonists and what are they used for?

Neuromusculat ransmi: Acetylcholine is an import neuromuscular transmitter that controls muscle functions and bodily and organ movements inside. So using antagonists can block these processes and cause trouble especially with the function of our smooth muscles of the bowel(constipation)bladder(urine retention) and eyes(blurred vision). ...Read more

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How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

Think yours are low?: This is about the nervous system. What makes you think your "levels" are low? Neurotransmitters don't HAVE "levels". They don't just float around or circulate in blood. They're made in the terminal boutons of neurons, released into the synaptic cleft, & immediately either recycled & replaced or taken back up. Neurochemistry isn't just a New Age fad. REAL knowledge is power. Go arm yourself. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too high/too low acetylcholine levels on the muscle during swimming practice?

What are the effects of   too high/too low acetylcholine levels on the muscle during swimming practice?

Muscle fatigue : Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that can help a nerve impulse to jump the synaptic cleft (the gap that separates the nerve ending from the muscle fibre) and initiate muscular contraction. When levels of acetylcholine are low, the muscles become fatigued. ...Read more

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If I have acetylcholine deficiency will be able to lift weights as much as a normal person can ? What if I have higher acetylcholine will i be able to lift more than a normal person?

My thoughts: Not clear what you really want. Acetylcholine does mediate neuromuscular transmission, and if malfunctioning, due to diseases, such as myasthenia, spider bites, botulism, fertilizer sprays. Level drops in brain due to alzheimers, but does not affect muscle. Not sure whether you are asking about supplements for muscle growth, but this does not involve ach. ...Read more

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What do acetylcholine receptors agonists do and what are they used for?

What do acetylcholine receptors agonists do and what are they used for?

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. ...Read more

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Does acetylcholine result in blurry vision?

Does acetylcholine result in blurry vision?

Yes : Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter. It behaves like a key activiting receptors "keyhole" diseases like myasthenia gravis affect the receptor "keyhole". Acetylcholine in its pure form only used inside the eye to constrict the pupil after cataract surgery. Other drugs that mimic its behavior include pilocarpine. Pilocarpine makes pupil smaller and your vision blurry. Great question. ...Read more

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Is it possible for acetyl L-carnitine to increase acetylcholine levels?

Acetyl-acetylcholine: The simple answer is yes! There are a number of articles about this on the web, many of which would be hard to understand, but some should make sense. ...Read more

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How does the human brain produce neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine?

How does the human brain produce neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine?

ACH synthesis brain: Ach in the brain is produced from acetyl-coa (from glucose metabolism) & from choline, which is actively transported across blood-brain barrier. Most dietary choline comes from phosphatidyl choline (major phospholipid in membranes of plants&animals) acetyl-coa & choline are independently synthesized in neuron cell body & transported along axon to synapse where they are joined into acetylcholine. ...Read more

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Do you know if acetylcholine is considered an agonist for the cholinergic receptors?

Do you know if acetylcholine is considered an agonist for the cholinergic receptors?

Terminology: Why are cholinergic receptors called cholinergic receptors? You can apply acetyl choline to cholinergic receptors and see the physiologic changes. ...Read more

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Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Avoid cigarettes: Tobacco smoking causes so many dangerous effects on the body, that it is only its extreme addictive properties that keep sensible people to still smoke. It certainly could affect the neurosensory pathways that include acetylcholine. Good time to stop this seriously dangerous activity (smoking). ...Read more

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