Anticholinergic

Adjective applied to a substance (medication) that reduces the action of acetylcholine.
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Anticholinergic

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...
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anticholinergic

<pharmacology> An agent that blocks the parasympathetic nerves. ... Synonym: parasympatholytic. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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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.
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anticholinergic

(anti- + cholinergic) an agent that blocks the parasympathetic nerves. Called also parasympatholytic.
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anticholinergic

adjective inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site; `anticholinergic drugs`
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Anticholinergic

A substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system.
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Anticholinergic

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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Anticholinergic

Anticholinergic: The action of certain medications that inhibit the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses and thereby reduce spasms of smooth muscle (such as that, for example, in the bladder).
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Anticholinergic

Blocking the action of acetylcholine, one of the chemicals the body makes to help nerve cells commun
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anticholinergic

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′tē-kol-i-ner′jik Definitions: 1. Antagonistic to the action of parasympathetic or other cholinergic nerve fibers (atropine).
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anticholinergic

[adj] - inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site 2. [n] - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
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