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Acetylcholine (A-seh-til-KOH-leen) is a chemical made by some types of nerve cells. It is a type of neurotransmitter.

Acetylcholine
Acetylcholine

Messenger molecule

It is used to send messages to other cells, including other nerve cells, muscle cells, and gland cells.

How released?

It is released from the nerve ending and carries signals to cells on the other side of a synapse (space between nerve cells and other cells) .

Acetylcholine Pathway
Acetylcholine Pathway in the brain

Function

Acetylcholine helps control memory and the action of certain muscles. Template:Acetylcholine metabolism


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