Acetylcholine

Definition of Acetylcholine:

A neurotransmitter widely distributed in body tissues with a primary function of mediating synaptic activity of the nervous system and skeletal muscles.

Topics Related to Acetylcholine

Acetylcholinesterase

...related topic
“Neurotransmitter enzyme that hydrolyzes acetylcholine, affecting functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...our question about Forgetfulness / short-term memory failure
“Alcoholics as well as the elderly suffer gradual loss of acetylcholine, a vital neurotransmitter...”
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Alzheimer's Disease

...the condition
“...Studies indicate that Alzheimer's patients have a deficiency of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) in particular areas of the brain...”

Broad Beans

...as a treatment
“...Rich in choline (part of acetylcholine), consuming broad beans can help to maintain the memory in Alzheimer's patients...”

Choline

...related topic
“...Precursor to acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter in the brain...”

DMAE

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Medical researchers have speculated that the means by which DMAE increases brain acetylcholine levels is by inhibiting choline metabolism in peripheral tissues, thereby allowing free choline to accumulate and subsequently enter the brain where it is converted to acetylcholine...”

DMAE Requirement

...the condition
“...It is thought to be the precursor for acetylcholine which conducts nerve impulses within the brain (a neurotransmitter)...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Especially important is the neurotransmitter acetylcholine...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...For the sweat glands, the chemical at the tips of the sympathetic nerves is acetylcholine; too much of this chemical present next to the sweat glands stimulates them to produce large amounts of fluid...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...Proper action of several brain neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine and serotonin, require inositol...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Choline is also a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and is often added to products designed to improve memory or depression...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...the condition
“...Normally when impulses travel down the nerve, the nerve endings release a neurotransmitter substance called acetylcholine...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“To enhance acetylcholine levels take pantothenic acid 100mg daily...”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“To enhance acetylcholine levels take vitamin B12 1000mcg sublingually each day...”
...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“To increase acetylcholine levels add phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) 1gm bid...”
...recommendation Manganese
“...Inadequate choline utilization reduces acetylcholine synthesis, contributing to conditions such as myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“To enhance acetylcholine levels take thiamine 100mg daily...”
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Parasympathomimetic

...related topic
“... acetylcholine...”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
“...The loss of dopamine production affects the balance between dopamine and acetylcholine in the brain with the result that messages to the muscles become garbled...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Anticholinergenic drugs work by reducing the amount of acetylcholine produced in the brain and thereby redressing the imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine...”

Phosphytidalserine

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Functions of PS include: increasing acetylcholine release and synthesis, increasing metabolism of glucose in the brain, enhancing enzymes involved in the release of neurotransmitters, modulating proper fluidity of cell membranes and...”

Vinpocetine

...as a treatment
“...As a result, there is an increase in serotonin and acetylcholine concentration, which are neuromodulators found in virtually all autonomic ganglia (the clusters of brain cells that serve as bridges between the central nervous system and the peripheral...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...B12 is linked to the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that assists memory and learning...”
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