anticholinergic[an′tī kō′lin ʉr′jik; -tē-, -ti-]
having the ability to retard or block the activity of organs that receive their nerve impulses through the parasympathetic nervous system by opposing the action of acetylcholine
Origin of anticholinergicanti- + cholinergic
an anticholinergic drug, as atropine
Inhibiting or blocking the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site: anticholinergic drugs.
(comparative more anticholinergic, superlative most anticholinergic)
- That inhibits the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site