An anticholinergic agent is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system. Anticholinergics inhibit parasympathetic nerve impulses by selectively blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to its receptor in nerve cells. The nerve fibers of the parasympathetic system are... Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticholinergic
(an″te-) (an″ti-ko″lin-ur´jik) blocking the passage of impulses through the parasympathetic nerves. an agent that has this effect; called also parasympatholytic. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
An agent that impedes the impulses or actions of the nerves or fibers of the parasympathetic ganglia, competing with, and blocking the release of acetylcholine at what are called the muscarinic sites.
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