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ANTICHOLINERGIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anticholinergic mean? 

ANTICHOLINERGIC (noun)
  The noun ANTICHOLINERGIC has 1 sense:

1. a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

  Familiarity information: ANTICHOLINERGIC used as a noun is very rare.


ANTICHOLINERGIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANTICHOLINERGIC has 1 sense:

1. inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

  Familiarity information: ANTICHOLINERGIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTICHOLINERGIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

anticholinergic; anticholinergic drug

Hypernyms ("anticholinergic" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticholinergic"):

Daricon; oxyphencyclimine (an anticholinergic drug (trade name Daricon) used in treating peptic ulcers)


ANTICHOLINERGIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

Context example:

anticholinergic drugs

Antonym:

cholinergic (releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound)


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