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mus·ca·rin·ic

(mŭs'kă-rin'ik),
1. Having a muscarinelike action, that is, producing effects that resemble postganglionic parasympathetic stimulation.
See also: muscarine, nicotinic.
2. An agent that stimulates the postganglionic parasympathetic receptor.
See also: muscarine, nicotinic.

mus·ca·rin·ic

(mŭs'kă-rin'ik)
1. Having a muscarinelike action, i.e., producing effects that resemble postganglionic parasympathetic stimulation.
2. An agent that stimulates the postganglionic parasympathetic receptor.
See also: muscarine, nicotinic

muscarinic

1. Producing the effects of post-ganglionic cholinergic stimulation of the parasympathetic. Having an effect similar to that of the mushroom poison MUSCARINE.
2. Of an acetylcholine receptor that responds to muscarine. Compare NICOTINIC.

muscarinic

(in physiological terminology) having acetylcholine receptors that are sensitive to muscarine but not to nicotine.