ANTICHOLINERGIC

anticholinergic

(adjective) inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site; “anticholinergic drugs”

anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug

(noun) a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

anticholinergic (comparative more anticholinergic, superlative most anticholinergic)

That inhibits the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

Noun

anticholinergic (plural anticholinergics)

(medicine) Any of a class of drugs, typically used to treat various disorders and some forms of poisoning, which inhibit the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

Source: Wiktionary



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