Nicotinic receptors are involved in the pathogenesis of obstructive lung diseases and are used to treat them with anticholinergic therapies. 1 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors respond to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and drugs such as nicotine. 2 Niacin is available in different formulations and is taken orally with a low-fat meal or snack. 3 It is used to treat pellagra, a disease caused by niacin deficiency, and is added to wheat flour or other food grains in many countries to reduce the risk of pellagra. 4

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Summary Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors , or nAChRs , are receptor polypeptides that respond to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine . Nicotinic receptors also respond to drugs such as the agonist nicotine . They are found in the central and peripheral nervous system, muscle, and many other tissues of many organisms
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor - Wikipedia

The meaning of NICOTINIC is relating to, resembling, producing, or mediating the effects produced by nicotine on nerve fibers at autonomic ganglia and at the neuromuscular junctions of voluntary muscle…
Nicotinic Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

Niacin (also known as vitamin B3) is one of the water-soluble B vitamins. Niacin is the generic name for nicotinic acid (pyridine-3-carboxylic acid), nicotinamide (niacinamide or pyridine-3-carboxamide), and related derivatives,…
Niacin - Health Professional Fact Sheet - National Institutes of Health

Summary Anticholinergic therapies are used to treat obstructive lung disease, such as nicotinic and muscarinic receptors, which play a role in the pathogenesis of obstructive lung disease. These agents are receptor subtype selective and have an improved ratio of wanted to unwanted effects, and have been used in the treatment of obstructive asthma, COPD, and other conditions. Additionally, cholinergic agonists have been used to treat obstructive asthma, and muscarinic agonists have been used to treat obstructive bronchitis.
Nicotinic Receptor - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Niacin is also known as vitamin B3, one of the B-complex vitamins. Vitamins help to support the body's ability to make and break down natural compounds ( metabolism) needed for…
Nicotinic Acid Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures ... - WebMD

Nicotinic acid supplements contain high amounts, up to 1,000-2,000 mg of niacin taken daily. Studies have shown that they can increase HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. However,…
Niacin – Vitamin B3 | The Nutrition Source | Harvard T.H. Chan School ...

As with all B vitamins, niacin helps convert food into energy by aiding enzymes. Specifically, niacin is a major component of NAD and NADP, two coenzymes involved in cellular metabolism…
5 Benefits of Niacin (Vitamin B3) That You May Not Know - Healthline