Neurotransmitter Regulation and Cholinergic Agents Quiz

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Which of the following is a side effect of anticholinergics?

Watery eyes

What is a contraindication for the use of anticholinergics?


In case of anticholinergic poisoning, what is the treatment of choice?


Which enzyme is responsible for synthesizing acetylcholine?

Choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)

What is the role of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) in acetylcholine release?

Breaks down VAMPs and SNAPs, prohibiting the release of acetylcholine

What is the final product of the conversion process starting from tyrosine in adrenergic terminals?


Which receptor type can norepinephrine act on?

α and β receptors

Which branch of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for the 'fight or flight' response?


Which neurotransmitter acts at muscarinic receptors in the parasympathetic nervous system?


In which tissues are α-1 receptors primarily located?

Vascular smooth muscle

Which part of the autonomic nervous system has long preganglionic neurons?


'Rest and digest' is a term associated with which branch of the autonomic nervous system?


What enzyme is responsible for breaking down acetylcholine?


Which receptor regulates the release of neurotransmitters by decreasing the amount of dopamine brought into the cell?

α-2 receptor

Which of the following is an example of a cholinergic agonist that binds directly to receptors?


What is the main effect of cholinergic antagonists like atropine?

Block receptors in the CNS

Which drug is used to treat urinary retention?


What are the side effects of muscarinic receptor activation?

Pupillary constriction and sweating

'SLUD' stands for symptoms associated with which receptor activation?


'Atropine WILL reverse muscarinic receptor antagonist' - this statement is:


Test your knowledge on neurotransmitter regulation, including the effects of α and β receptors and the role of α-2 receptors. Explore the actions of cholinergic (parasympathetic) agents on neurotransmission.

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