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parasympatholytic

 [par″ah-sim″pah-tho-lit´ik]
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).

par·a·sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thō-lit'ik),
Relating to an agent that annuls or antagonizes the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system; for example, atropine.

parasympatholytic

/para·sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic/ (-sim″pah-tho-lit´ik) anticholinergic.

parasympatholytic

anticholinergic

adjective 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.

par·a·sym·path·o·lyt·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thō-lit'ik)
Relating to an agent that annuls or antagonizes the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system (e.g., atropine).

parasympatholytic 

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.

par·a·sym·path·o·lyt·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thō-lit'ik)
Relating to agent that annuls or antagonizes effects of parasympathetic nervous system; e.g., atropine.

parasympatholytic (per´əsim´pa-thōlit´ik),

parasympatholytic

anticholinergic; 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. Also, an agent that produces such effects, e.g. atropine.