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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.


(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


(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.
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


a. anticolinérgico-a, rel. al bloqueo de los impulsos transmitidos a través de los nervios parasimpáticos.


adj & n anticolinérgico
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Anti cholinergic is the first drug of choice and if there is no response, add Benzodiazepines.
These have proven beneficial in COPD due to the synergistic effect of anti cholinergic inhibition of bronchoconstriction and the beta-2 adrenergic agonist stimulation of bronchodilation (American Thoracic Society, 1995; National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, 1997, 2003; NIH/NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report, 2003) (see Table 1).
A systematic review of 24 RCTs (of which 13 evaluated children) showed that SABAs, mast cell stabilizers, and anti cholinergics provide a significant protective effect against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction with few adverse effects (the child subgroup analyses did not differ significantly from pooled results).