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 (ăn′tē-kō′lə-nûr′jĭk, ăn′tī-)
Inhibiting or blocking the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site: anticholinergic drugs.

an′ti·cho′li·ner′gic n.
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(Physiology) physiol blocking nerve impulses through the parasympathetic nerves
(Pharmacology) med a drug or agent that blocks these nerve impulses, used to control intestinal spasm, increase the heart rate, dilate the pupils for examination of the eyes, dry secretions in anaesthesia, and in some forms to treat Alzheimer's disease
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(ˌæn tɪˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, -ˌkɒl ə-)

1. of or pertaining to a substance that opposes the effects of acetylcholine; interfering with the passage of parasympathetic nerve impulses.
2. an anticholinergic substance, as a drug.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticholinergic - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholineanticholinergic - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Daricon, oxyphencyclimine - an anticholinergic drug (trade name Daricon) used in treating peptic ulcers
Adj.1.anticholinergic - inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor siteanticholinergic - inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site; "anticholinergic drugs"
cholinergic - releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound
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a. anticolinérgico-a, rel. al bloqueo de los impulsos transmitidos a través de los nervios parasimpáticos.
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adj & n anticolinérgico
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Other treatments such as oral medication that includes anticholinergic agents and dopaminergic agents are used in combination.
Myocardial Infarction (MI), ventricular reentry arrhythmias etc.2,3 Medications like CNS depressants, antipsychotics, Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), 4 Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and anticholinergic agents are associated with increased risk of falling (50%), hip fracture, gastrointestinal bleeding, cognitive impairment and functional decline.5
Those six include long-acting sedative hypnotics, including diazepam (Valium); loop diuretics; and anticholinergic agents, including sedating antihistamines, antipsychotics, tricyclic antidepressants, and tiotropium bromide (Spiriva).
Currently available interventions include aluminum chloride, which often helps insufficiently or is irritating; systemic anticholinergic agents, which can have intolerable side effects like dry mouth; or botox injections, which are temporary, painful, and expensive.
MG is a neuromuscular disorder that can be triggered by anticholinergic agents [2].
(4,5) Medications are second-line treatments for OAB, after non-pharmacological options, with disease management generally relying on the use of anticholinergic agents. (6) Currently in Canada there are six anticholinergic drugs approved for treatment of OAB symptoms: darifenacin, fesoterodine, oxybutynin, solifenacin, tolterodine and trospium.
A 2013 study carried out by the same investigators suggested that the likelihood of developing cognitive impairment increased by 100 percent in people who took one strong anticholinergic agent for more than 60 days, and by 50 percent in those who took at least three mild anticholinergic agents for more than 90 days.
* Anticholinergic agents used to treat conditions such as asthma, gastrointestinal cramps, sleep and depression.
Opiates, interferon, steroids, reserpine, and other drugs can be depressogenic; on the other hand, steroids, anticholinergic agents, and antidepressants can induce mania.
Inhaled medications are preferred either as short-acting or long-acting beta-agonist or anticholinergic agents. Anti-inflammatory agents are added for the more symptomatic or frequently-exacerbating patient.
OAB is treated with anticholinergic agents. (4) Anticholinergic agents affect the human body by inhibiting specific receptors, which is supposed to suppress the permanent or sudden urge to urinate.