muscarinic(redirected from muscarinic blocking agents)
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A highly toxic alkaloid, C9H20NO2, found in fly agaric and certain other mushrooms. When ingested, it binds to acetylcholine receptors and thus stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system.
[New Latin muscāria, specific epithet (from feminine of Latin muscārius, of flies, from musca, fly) + -ine.]
mus′ca·rin′ic (-rĭn′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Physiology) of, relating to or resembling muscarine or its physiological action
2. (Physiology) (of a receptor) able to respond to muscarine
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