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a cholinergic agonist that is not hydrolyzed by acetylcholinesterase or pseudocholinesterase; it is used as a miotic and to lower intraocular pressure in treatment of glaucoma and after cataract surgery.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
carbacholA parasympathomimetic formed by substituting an acetyl with a carbamyl group on acetylcholine, which acts on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann