cholinomimetic


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cholinomimetic

 [ko″lin-o-mi-met´ik]
having an action similar to that of acetylcholine; parasympathomimetic.
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chol·i·no·mi·met·ic

(kōl'i-nō-mi-met'ik),
Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine; term proposed to replace the less accurate, parasympathomimetic. Compare: adrenomimetic.
[acetylcholine + G. mimētikos, imitating]
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cho·li·no·mi·met·ic

(kō'lin-ō-mi-met'ik)
Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine; replaces the less specific term parasympathomimetic.
Compare: adrenomimetic
Synonym(s): parasympathomimetic.
[acetylcholine + G. mimētikos, imitating]
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Guarini S, Tagliavini S, Ferrari W, Bertolini A (1989) Reversal of haemorrhagic shock in rats by cholinomimetic drugs.
Rainsford, K.D.: Gastric ulcerogenicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in mice with mucosa sensitized by cholinomimetic treatment.