cholinergic agent

cho·lin·er·gic a·gent

an agent that mimics the action of acetylcholine or of the parasympathetic nervous system (for example, methacholine).

cho·lin·er·gic a·gent

(kōli-nĕrjik ājĕnt)
Agent that mimics action of acetylcholine or parasympathetic nervous system.
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Bethanechol is a cholinergic agent used to treat urinary retention related to bladder atony.
The cholinergic agent physostigmine is capable of reversing the central nervous system effects of anticholinergics, such as scopolamine and tricyclic antidepressants.
09/355,928, titled "TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING A CHOLINERGIC AGENT OR A CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER" was awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Urecholine, initially introduced in 1949, is a cholinergic agent for treating acute, non obstructive urinary retention (such as that caused by pregnancy or surgery).
Donepezil is safer, better tolerated, and much easier to administer than tacrine (Cognex), the only other approved cholinergic agent, Dr.
The cholinergic agent galantamine improved verbal fluency and reduced cognitive errors of commission when added to antipsychotic therapy in 24 adults with schizophrenia, Dr.
Murphy, "In vitro and in vivo modulation of cholinergic muscarinic receptors in rat lymphocytes and brain by cholinergic agents," International Journal of Immunopharmacology, vol.
This maintains excitable cells in a depolarized state, in which they behave like cholinergic agents and cause dose-dependent hypotension, bradycardia and respiratory-rate depression (3).
24) Cholinergic agents are also being developed for PET imaging and may provide additional evidence for the cholinergic hypothesis of AD, as well as provide insight into the functional mechanisms of novel drug therapies directed to the cholinergic system.
The drugs in question are known as cholinergic agents, which interact with the brain to counter nicotine addiction.
A review of cholinergic agents in the treatment of neurobehavioral deficits following traumatic brain injury, J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci.
Modafinil and cholinergic agents remain untested in the adolescent population.