methacholine(redirected from Methacholine compounds)
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a cholinergic agonist, having a longer duration of action than acetylcholine and predominantly muscarinic effects; it has vasodilator and cardiac vagomimetic effects but has largely been replaced by other drugs. It is also used in bronchial challenge tests.
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