Nicotinic Receptors: The Key To Creating Nicotine Addiction
Nicotinic Receptors are found in both the central and peripheral nervous system. These receptors, which are a type of ionotropic receptors are activated by a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine or by nicotine.
Nicotinic Receptors are involved with synaptic transmission and paracrine transmissions. The activation of Nicotinic Receptors acts as a stimulant for the body and in doing so leads to the stimulation of neurotransmitters related to substance addiction.