Nicotinic agonist

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A nicotinic agonist is a drug which enhances the action at the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.

Examples include:

Agonist Receptor preference[1] Mechanism[1] Clinical use[1]
nicotine stimulation tobacco smoking cessation
lobeline stimulation
epibatidine stimulation none
suxamethonium Muscle type depolarization block muscle relaxant
decamethonium Muscle type depolarization block none
varenicline α4β2 partial agonist tobacco smoking cessation [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Unless else specified in table, then ref is: Rang, H. P. (2003). Pharmacology. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 0-443-07145-4. Page 149