Definitions for anticholinergicˌæn tɪˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, -ˌkɒl ə-
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anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug(adj)
a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
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
That inhibits the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
An anticholinergic agent is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system. Anticholinergics inhibit parasympathetic nerve impulses by selectively blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to its receptor in nerve cells. The nerve fibers of the parasympathetic system are responsible for the involuntary movement of smooth muscles present in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, lungs, etc. Anticholinergics are divided into three categories in accordance with their specific targets in the central and/or peripheral nervous system: antimuscarinic agents, ganglionic blockers, and neuromuscular blockers.
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