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anticholinergic

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inhibiting or blocking the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site.

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  • adjective That inhibits the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
  • noun medicine Any of a class of drugs, typically used to treat various disorders and some forms of poisoning, which inhibit the physiological action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
  • noun a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

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Examples

  • The primary drug class is called anticholinergic or antimuscarinic.

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  • Tiotropium is in a class of drugs called anticholinergic bronchodilators, which prevent the airway spasms that can make breathing difficult.

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  • Tiotropium is in a class of drugs called anticholinergic bronchodilators, which prevent the airway spasms that can make breathing difficult.

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  • Tiotropium is in a class of drugs called anticholinergic bronchodilators, which prevent the airway spasms that can make breathing difficult.

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  • These "anticholinergic" medications include some older antidepressants like Elavil, as well as some antihistamines, painkillers, muscle relaxants, antispasmotics and incontinence drugs.

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  • 'There are also drug treatments such as anticholinergic medicines, which stop the bladder from going into spasm,' she says.

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  • Treatment: Allergy shots and antihistamines don't help, but nasal steroid sprays, anticholinergic inhalers, masks and breathing exercises may provide relief.

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  • Many sufferers, though, find relief using inhalers with fast-acting anticholinergic agents, which block the nerve impulses that play a role in the reactions.

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  • Participants in the study who were taking drugs with a combined score of more than 5 also showed cognitive decline - they scored more than 4% lower in cognitive function tests compared with those who were taking no anticholinergic drugs.

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  • Belladonna—a plant that is believed to have anticholinergic activities—gets a "C" rating for its anti-sweat effectiveness from the Natural Standard Research Collaboration, a Cambridge, Mass., scientist-owned group that evaluates natural therapies.

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