parasympatholytic


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Related to parasympatholytic: parasympathomimetic, anticholinergic, atropine, sympathomimetic

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.
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Atropine is a parasympatholytic alkaloid used as an antidote to Ache inhibitors (5,6); it acts through competitive occupation of nicotinic and muscarinic cholinergic receptors (8).
Therefore, we analyzed whether eserine, parathion, and malathion can induce mammary tumors in rats, whether the alterations induced by these substances alter the cholinergic activation influencing malignant transformation of the mammary gland, and whether such action can be inhibited by a parasympatholytic alkaloid, such as atropine.