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 (bĕ-thăn′ĭ-kôl′, -kŏl′)
A cholinergic drug, C7H16N2O2, that is used in the form of its chloride to treat urinary retention by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

[Perhaps beth- (blend of beta methyl) + -ane + chol(ine).]
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They include Finn Myhren, PhD, R&D; Wenche Rasch, PhD, R&D; Petter-Arnt Hals, PhD, R&D; Stefan Hupfeld, PhD, R&D; Tore Duvoid, PhD, R&D; Trygve Bergeland, PhD, R&D; Hanne Loken, PhD, Regulatory Affairs; and love Flem Jacobsen, MSc, R&D.
Prokinetic agents include metoclopramide (also known as Reglan), bethanechol (Duvoid) and tegaserod (Zelnorm).