Anticholinergic effect on mucus
Anticholinergics and mucus
Submucosal glands are activated by vagal stimulation.
There is no sympathetic innervation.
Mucus glands in the respiratory tract are innervated by nicotinic receptors.
Extra info: The mucus glands are stimulated by muscarinic receptors.
Cholinergic activity stimulates mucus production.
Extra info: The vagal nerve stimulates the submucosal glands and uses acetylcholine as its neurotransmitter.