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Acetylcholine is “a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in attention, learning, and memory.”


“In the peripheral nervous system acetylcholine plays a role in skeletal muscle movement, as well as in the regulation of smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. In the central nervous system acetylcholine is believed to be involved in learning, memory, and mood.”


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