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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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Second-line treatment consists of oral pharmacotherapy and antimuscarinics represent the mainstay therapies in this setting (3).
In a series of experiments, mice and rats fasted for [less than or equal to] 48 h and treated with antimuscarinics, scopolamine, atropine or biperiden developed convulsions soon after finding and eating the food pellet (29, 30).
Antidepressants, antimuscarinics, and antihistamines were the most common drug classes, accounting for more than 70 percent of prescribed anticholinergics.
Furthermore, long-acting antimuscarinics, the most widely used and most highly effective long-acting bronchodilator worldwide, are currently not available in state healthcare facilities in the Western Cape.
Despite the benefits of antimuscarinics in OAB treatment [3, 4], oral administration causes well-known side effects, in particular dry mouth, often leading patients to discontinue treatment and tolerate their incontinence [5].
(v) There is evidence to support the combined use of estrogen and antimuscarinics.
Behavioral therapies are recommended as the first-line of treatment, and pharmacological therapy in the form of antimuscarinics and beta-3 agonists are recommended as a second-line of treatment (11, 22).
In addition, monitor patients taking antimuscarinics or beta-3 agonists for the development of urinary retention.
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