anticholinergic[an′tī kō′lin ʉr′jik; -tē-, -ti-]
anticholinergic definition by Webster's New World
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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: anti- plush cholinergic
an anticholinergic drug, as atropine
anticholinergic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Inhibiting or blocking the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site: anticholinergic drugs.
- anˌti·choˌli·nerˈgic noun
anticholinergic - Medical Definition
An agent that is antagonistic to the action of parasympathetic or other cholinergic nerve fibers.