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Related to cholinergic: acetylcholine, anticholinergic, Cholinergic crisis, cholinergic urticaria, Cholinergic Drugs, cholinergic receptors
1. Activated by or capable of liberating acetylcholine, especially in the parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Having physiological effects similar to those of acetylcholine: a cholinergic agent or drug.
[(acetyl)cholin(e) + -ergic.]
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1. (Physiology) denoting nerve fibres that release acetylcholine when stimulated
2. (Physiology) of or relating to the type of chemical activity associated with acetylcholine and similar substances
[C20: from (acetyl)cholin(e) + Greek ergon work]
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cho•lin•er•gic(ˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˌkɒl ə-)
1. resembling acetylcholine in physiological effect: a cholinergic drug.
2. releasing acetylcholine: a cholinergic neuron.
3. activated by acetylcholine: a cholinergic receptor.
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|Adj.||1.||cholinergic - releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound|
anticholinergic - inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site; "anticholinergic drugs"
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