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moleculezoo Acetylcholine - lampworked glass model by Masha Falkov

The neurotransmitter which the autonomic nervous system and our muscles use to communicate. Acetylcholine was the first neurotransmitter to be discovered, and was so by Otto Loewi, for which he and Henry Hallet Dale won a Nobel prize. Because the nervous systems, upon which acetylcholine acts, is so fundamental to our lives, chemicals that work on the cholingeric system can be extremely dangerous. While Botulinum toxin and atropine (in nightshade) come to mind, nicotine, which mimics acetylcholine is actually a poison to insects - whose nervous systems use acetylcholine just like ours. This is why it's found in tobacco plants!

You can buy a lampworked glass model of acetylcholine, made by Masha Falkov, here on Etsy:

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