-ergic

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-ergic

suff.
Activated or produced by: cholinergic.

[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -ic.]

-ergic

a combining form with the meanings “activated by,” “sensitive to,” “releasing,” “resembling the effect produced by” the substance or phenomenon specified by the initial element: dopaminergic.
[appar. orig. in adrenergic and cholinergic, probably on the model of allergic]