methacholine

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Noun1.methacholine - parasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates secretions and smooth muscle activity
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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methacholine

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metacholine or histamine inhalation challenge tests), the results of which could form a reliable prognostic index for dealing with perioperative bronchospasm.
(2002) reported a similar pattern in a mouse model of asthma, in which bronchoconstrictive responses to metacholine and inflammation occurred predominantly at the periphery of the lung, with a significant increase in tissue elastance but not airway resistance.