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carbachol

 [kahr´bah-kol]
a cholinergic agonist that is not hydrolyzed by acetylcholinesterase or pseudocholinesterase; it is used as a miotic and to lower intraocular pressure in treatment of glaucoma and after cataract surgery.

carbachol

/car·ba·chol/ (kahr´bah-kol) a cholinergic agonist used as a miotic and to lower intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma and following cataract surgery.

carbachol

A cholinergic agonist, which acts on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors. It is used in ophthalmology to manage glaucoma and in ophthalmic surgery.

Contraindications
Carbachol’s parasympathomimetic effect precludes its use in patients with asthma, bradycardia, hypotension, coronary artery disease, peptic ulcers and urinary incontinence.

carbachol

A parasympathomimetic formed by substituting an acetyl with a carbamyl group on acetylcholine, which acts on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors

carbachol

A drug with ACETYL CHOLINE-like properties of stimulating the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is used to stimulate PERISTALSIS in the intestine, to treat retention of urine and sometimes to treat GLAUCOMA.

parasympathomimetic drug 

A drug with an action resembling that caused by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. Example: a miotic of which there are two types: a direct-acting cholinergic, such as pilocarpine or carbachol; and the other, indirect-acting anticholinesterase, such as physostigmine, neostigmine, echothiophate iodide, demecarium bromide. Syn. cholinergic drug. See miotics.

carbachol

a potent choline ester with muscarinic and nicotinic effects including defecation, slowing of the heart, urination and respiratory restriction due to bronchiolar constriction.