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carbacholA cholinergic agonist, which acts on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors. It is used in ophthalmology to manage glaucoma and in ophthalmic surgery.
Carbachol’s parasympathomimetic effect precludes its use in patients with asthma, bradycardia, hypotension, coronary artery disease, peptic ulcers and urinary incontinence.
carbacholA parasympathomimetic formed by substituting an acetyl with a carbamyl group on acetylcholine, which acts on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors
carbacholA 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.
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.