what is the effect of an attack on ACh receptors on muscles function;how we might treat such a disorder?
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Acetylcholine is a chemical in the body that controls muscular contraction, thereby controlling movement. sometimes, such as in patients needing endotracheal intubation or critical care patients sometimes given neuromuscular blocking agents. these agents are used to induce paralysis in the case of intubation, paralysis and sedation is induced to ease the passage of the ETT. paralysis in patients is usually performed to prevent the patient from further injury. this paralysis is what your are referring to as an "attack". the neuromuscular (paralytic) agents work by partially blocking ACh function.Source(s): Medscape.com