Anticholinergic Definition

ăntē-kōlə-nûrjĭk, ăntī-
adjective
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.
Webster's New World
Inhibiting or blocking the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site.
Anticholinergic drugs.
American Heritage Medicine

That inhibits the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site.

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Antonyms:
noun
An anticholinergic drug, as atropine.
Webster's New World

(medicine) Any of a class of drugs, typically used to treat various disorders and some forms of poisoning, which inhibit the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • anticholinergic drug
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Other Word Forms of Anticholinergic

Noun

Singular:
anticholinergic
Plural:
anticholinergics

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