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    • Keywords

       

      Dale, acetylcholine, histamine, receptors, neurotransmission, autonomic nervous system, somatic nervous system.

    • Abstract

       

      Sir Henry Hallet Dale can undisputedly be accoladed as one of the greatest British pharmacologists of the twentieth century. His work was pivotal in laying down the principles of chemical neurotransmission. This article gives some account of Dale's life and his most important discoveries, including the identification of acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter in the autonomic and somatic nervous systems.

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      Andrew Wickens1

      1. Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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