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How do drugs target specific muscles? (for example bladder medications)

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: See below

Drugs don't target specific muscles, per se; they target specific receptors on the muscles.
Some drugs stimulate the receptor & thus the muscle; others inhibit, depending on what the problem is.

In brief: See below

Drugs don't target specific muscles, per se; they target specific receptors on the muscles.
Some drugs stimulate the receptor & thus the muscle; others inhibit, depending on what the problem is.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Specific receptors

Cells express very specific receptors on their surface depending on location and function.
Bladder muscle is very different from heart, GI or skeletal muscle. Nowadays, medications are designed to interact with a very specific target organ and receptor but not others. They can be very narrowly focussed.

In brief: Specific receptors

Cells express very specific receptors on their surface depending on location and function.
Bladder muscle is very different from heart, GI or skeletal muscle. Nowadays, medications are designed to interact with a very specific target organ and receptor but not others. They can be very narrowly focussed.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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