adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1873 relating to, resembling, producing, or mediating the effects produced by nicotine on nerve fibers at autonomic ganglia and at the neuromuscular junctions of voluntary muscle which increases activity in small doses and inhibits it in larger doses <
nicotinic receptors
— compare muscarinic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Nicotinic — Nic o*tin ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nicotinic — (adj.) 1873, from NICOTINE (Cf. nicotine) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nicotinic — tēnik, tin adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nicotin + ic 1. : of or relating to nicotine or nicotinic acid 2. : producing a transitory stimulation followed by paralysis in autonomic ganglion cells nicotinic effect a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nicotinic — Relating to the stimulating action of acetylcholine and other nicotine like agents on autonomic ganglia, adrenal medulla, and the motor end plate of striated muscle. * * * nic·o·tin·ic .nik ə tē nik, tin ik adj relating to, resembling, producing …   Medical dictionary

  • nicotinic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to nicotine or nicotinic acid or its derivatives b) Of or pertaining to niacin …   Wiktionary

  • nicotinic — /nik euh tin ik, tee nik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or containing nicotine. 2. related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, esp. in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia. [1870 75; NICOTINE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • nicotínic — ni|co|tí|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • nicotínic — adj. m., pl. nicotínici; f. sg. nicotínicã, pl. nicotínice …   Romanian orthography

  • nicotinic — nɪkÉ™ tɪnck , tɪːnɪk adj. containing nicotine; pertaining to nicotine …   English contemporary dictionary

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