Which medications in the drug class Acetylcholine release inhibitors are used in the treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Acetylcholine release inhibitors

Local anticholinergic use at the LES.

Botulinum toxin (BOTOX)

Binds to receptor sites on motor nerve terminals and inhibits release of acetylcholine, which, in turn, inhibits transmission of impulses in neuromuscular tissue.


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