The Muscarinic Receptors

  • Giancarlo Pepeu
  • Ileana Marconcini Pepeu
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 72)


Muscarinic receptors exist in both peripheral tissues and the central nervous system. Their activation is responsible for all the effects elicited by parasympathetic stimulation in the peripheral organs and modulate ganglionic transmission (Wallis, 1979). In the central nervous system muscarinic receptors are involved in many functions connected with the cognitive processes, sleep mechanism, motility, blood pressure and water intake regulation (Karczmar, 1981).


Muscarinic Receptor Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Affinity Constant Muscarinic Agonist High Affinity Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Pepeu
    • 1
  • Ileana Marconcini Pepeu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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