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Cholinergic drug

Definition

noun

A drug that mimics the physiological effects of acetylcholine, or that is capable of producing, altering, or releasing acetylcholine.


Supplement

This agent or drug acts directly, i.e. by stimulating the acetylcholine receptors such as nicotinic or muscarinic receptors, and indirectly, i.e. by inhibiting cholinesterase, promoting the release of acetylcholine.


Synonym: cholinergic agent, parasympathomimetic drug.


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