Adjective "nicotinic" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples



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    1. of, relating to, or containing nicotine.

    2. related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "receptors can be nicotinic."

    "compounds can be nicotinic."

    "agonistses can be nicotinic."


    1930s; earliest use found in Biochemical Journal.