from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cholinergic drug, C7H17ClN2O2, that acts principally by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and is used in the form of its chloride to treat urinary retention.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A parasympathomimetic choline carbamate that selectively stimulates muscarinic receptors without any effect on nicotinic receptors.


Perhaps beth- (blend of beta and methyl) + -ane + chol(ine).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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