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1

Term for molecule that activates a receptor?

Agonist

2

Term for molecule that inhibits a receptor?

Antagonist

3

Term for an endogenous agonist

Ligand

4

Term for biologically- derived molecule that causes harmful effects; usually affects predator/ prey, usually inhibits proteins, especially receptors

Toxin

5

What term usually inhibits proteins?

Toxin

6

What are the two major types of receptors

Nicotinic and Muscarinic

7

What does nACh stand for

Nicotinic receptor

8

Which major receptor has ligand-gated ion channels

Nicotinic

9

Which major receptor has G Protein coupled receptors

Muscarinic

10

What does GPCR stand for

G-Protein Coupled Receptors

11

Why are nACh receptors such a good target for toxins?

They can paralyze prey