Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors/nAChRs are involved in cognitive processes in the brain and in controlling muscle movement. nAChRs are not classic cannabinoid receptors but their activity is modulated by cannabinoids. Since cannabinoids have a physiological effect on nAChRs they are effectively cannabinoid receptors.

Chemical Name: 
Nicotinic Acetylcholine receptor
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nAChRs are expressed in brain and in muscle.

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