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1. Activated by or capable of liberating acetylcholine, especially in the parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Having physiological effects similar to those of acetylcholine: a cholinergic agent or drug.

[(acetyl)cholin(e) + -ergic.]

cho′li·ner′gi·cal·ly adv.


(Physiology) in a cholinergic manner
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Over the course of development, the concentration of transporter sites rose more than 3-fold, achieving concentrations comparable with those of cholinergically enriched mammalian brain regions.
17) Since eccrine sweat gland secretion is cholinergically mediated, the ability to inactivate secretion via direct cholinergic receptor blockade appears more attractive tha n merely occluding sweat ducts with aluminum chloride or iontophoresis.