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cholinomimetic

[koh-luh-noh-mi-met-ik, -mahy-] /ˌkoʊ lə noʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ-/
adjective, Biochemistry, Pharmacology
1.
mimicking the action of choline, especially acetylcholine.
2.
a drug or other substance that has cholinometric properties.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; choline + -o- + mimetic
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  • Potentially consistent with these observations, depressed subjects exhibit hypersensitivity to cholinomimetic agents.
cholinomimetic in Medicine

cholinomimetic cho·li·no·mi·met·ic (kō'lə-nō-mĭ-mět'ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine.

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