Definition of anticholinergic in English:

anticholinergic

Line breaks: anti|cholin|er¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪˌkəʊlɪˈnəːdʒɪk
 
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Medicine

adjective

(Chiefly of a drug) inhibiting the physiological action of acetylcholine, especially as a neurotransmitter.
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  • Main outcome measures: Numbers of elderly people with new prescriptions of highly anticholinergic antidepressants and less anticholinergic antidepressants.
  • He thought for a minute and added, ‘So, if we improve cognition by increasing acetylcholine, it makes sense that anticholinergic drugs can make dementia a lot worse.’
  • Antihistamine and anticholinergic drugs are relatively inexpensive.

noun

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An anticholinergic drug.
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  • Both antihistamines and anticholinergics can have anticholinergic side effects, including dry mouth, urinary retention, blurred vision, and exacerbation of narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Probably the most common medications used for the treatment of incontinence fall into the general category of anticholinergics or drugs designed to ‘relax’ the bladder.
  • These drugs are called anticholinergics and include oxybutynin, tolterodine, trospium chloride, and propiverine.

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