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nicotinic

[nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik] /ˌnɪk əˈtɪn ɪk, -ˈti nɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or containing nicotine.
2.
related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; nicotine + -ic
Related forms
nonnicotinic, adjective
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  • Those genes code for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, cell-surface proteins that selectively bind to nicotine molecules.
Word Origin and History for nicotinic
adj.

1873, from nicotine + -ic.

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nicotinic in Medicine

nicotinic nic·o·tin·ic (nĭk'ə-tĭn'ĭk, -tē'nĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to nicotine.

  2. Of or relating to niacin.

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