anticholinergic

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anticholinergic

[an-ti-koh-luh-nur-jik, -kol-uh-] Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance that opposes the effects of acetylcholine; interfering with the passage of parasympathetic nerve impulses. Compare cholinolytic.
noun
2.
an anticholinergic substance, as a drug.

Origin:
1940–45; anti- + cholinergic, equivalent to choline + -ergic

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anticholinergic (ˌæntɪˌkɒlɪˈnɜːdʒɪk)
 
adj
1.  physiol blocking nerve impulses through the parasympathetic nerves
 
n
2.  med a drug or agent that blocks these nerve impulses, used to control intestinal spasm, increase the heart rate, dilate the pupils for examination of the eyes, dry secretions in anaesthesia, and in some forms to treat Alzheimer's disease

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anticholinergic an·ti·cho·lin·er·gic (ān'tē-kō'lə-nûr'jĭk, ān'tī-)
n.
An agent that is antagonistic to the action of parasympathetic or other cholinergic nerve fibers.


an'ti·cho'lin·er'gic adj.
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Example sentences
Side effects are similar to those of anticholinergic drugs and also may include
  swollen ankles and mottled skin.
Anticholinergic drugs can help improve bladder contraction and emptying.
Anticholinergic medications may be used to reduce early or mild tremors.
Other drugs used in special cases include corticosteroids taken by mouth and
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