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Muscarinic receptors in the ocular surface.

Authors
  • Enríquez-de-Salamanca, Amalia
  • Calonge, Margarita
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2006
Volume
6
Issue
5
Pages
379–382
Identifiers
PMID: 16954793
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The cholinergic muscarinic system plays diverse roles. Alteration in the expression and/or functioning of muscarinic receptors may be implicated in the etiopathogenesis of some ocular diseases. Their pharmacological regulation may therefore have therapeutic value. Knowledge of the specific receptor subtypes expressed in each tissue may help to avoid some undesired secondary side effects in some cases when muscarinic agonists or antagonists are used.

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