Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody

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Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody value, if >0.4 nmol/L in the bloodstream, uses in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis; a disorder with the signs and symptoms, including

Double vision,
Drooping eyelid,
Difficulty swallowing or chewing,
Weakness in specific voluntary muscles.

Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody is an autoantibody (produced by immune system) mistakenly target acetylcholine receptors impeding communication between nerves and skeletal muscles inhibiting muscle contraction and causing rapid muscle fatigue, eventually leading to above mentioned signs and symptoms.

Glossary:

Acetylcholine: A neurotransmitter playing an important role in brain and muscle activity.

Acetylcholine receptors: Receptors located on muscles that can be voluntarily or consciously controlled.

Autoantibody: An antibody acting against body’s own proteins.

Source:
Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications – https://amzn.to/3hdiQCT

Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha is a sort of entrepreneur. He is the author of "Color Atlas of Statistics", and the owner of an Android game "Faily Rocket."

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