Contact: Sathya Achia Abraham
Virginia Commonwealth University
Caption: This image illustrates how nicotine in cigarette smoke may reduce anxiety by blocking the activity of the high affinity beta2 subunit containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Credit: Image courtesy of Darlene Brunzell, Ph.D./VCU
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