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1. producing effects resembling those of interruption of the parasympathetic nerve supply of a part; having a destructive effect on the parasympathetic nerve fibers or blocking the transmission of impulses by them.
2. anticholinergic (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Relating to an agent that annuls or antagonizes the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system; for example, atropine.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
anticholinergicadjective Referring to an agent or effect that suppresses or inhibits acetylcholine activity.
noun Any agent that inhibits parasympathetic activity by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine; anticholinergics are used for asthma, COPD, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, Parkinson’s disease and to decrease smooth muscle spasms (e.g., in the urinary bladder); anticholinergics may be antimuscarinic, ganglionic blockers and neuromuscular blockers.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Relating to an agent that annuls or antagonizes the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system (e.g., atropine).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Pertains to a drug that blocks the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system. Examples: atropine, cyclopentolate. Syn. antimuscarinic, anticholinergic, atropine-like. See acetylcholine; cycloplegia; mydriatic.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
Relating to agent that annuls or antagonizes effects of parasympathetic nervous system; e.g., atropine.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012