Anti-cholinergic drug

Anti-cholinergic drug

A medication that blocks or subdues the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
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When the concentration of Kidsolone is 10 [sup]-5 M, we add xylocaine, which is classified as an anti-cholinergic drug, to thoroughly assay the effect of Kidsolone on 10 [sup]-6 M methacholine-induced contraction.
Scopolamine, an anti-cholinergic drug causes memory impairments in healthy young humans that parallel the memory impairments seen in non-demented drug-free elderly subjects (Araujo et al.
Prosecutors said the 26-year-old Emirati had 16,600 pills containing Procyclidine (an anti-cholinergic drug prescribed for patients with parkinsonism and to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment given for schizophrenia) and 3,668 Tramadol pills.
Indeed, elderly patients treated with anti-cholinergic drugs for other ailments, appear to be more susceptible to cognitive decline.
"Clinicians should continue to be vigilant with respect to the use of anti-cholinergic drugs, and should consider the risk of long-term cognitive effects, as well as short-term effects, associated with specific drug classes when performing their risk-benefit analysis," the research team advised.
Drugs with an anti-kinetic action (e.g.: calcium antagonists, beta-blockers, anti-cholinergic drugs, anti-convulsants, opiates, etc.), drugs with a pro-kinetic action (5-HT4 agonists, D2 antagonists, cholinergic, macrolide antibiotics, etc), proton pump inhibitors, antacids (more than twice a week) were discontinued two weeks prior to the commencement of the study.
That is why, in humans, anti-cholinergic drugs or drugs with anti-cholinergic side-effects are known to cause dry eyes (Dartt 2009).
Anti-cholinergic drugs can be prescribed for men with increased urinary frequency or urgency.
Anti-cholinergic drugs, such as benzotropine (Cogentin [R]) and tri-hexphenidyl hydrochloride (Artane [R]), are used in PD to help decrease the activity of acetylcholine, thus balancing the production of dopamine and acetylcholine.
But these anti-cholinergic drugs produce various side effects like dryness of mouth, constipation, urinary retention, etc.
IF nothing helps, your GP can refer you to a dermatologist who can prescribe anti-cholinergic drugs. These help to block the sweat gland temporarily but can cause side effects such as blurred vision and dry mouth.
Anti-cholinergic drugs block parasympathetic dominance, which may lead to increased susceptibility to cardiovascular complications.6 This feature might be the cause of cardiac arrest in our patient's case; neostigmine plus atropine might have caused arrest in an 18- month-old otherwise healthy child.