"Nicotine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Nicotine".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Nicotine".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nicotine" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Nicotine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.