cholinergic fiber n.
Any of the nerve fibers that transmit impulses to other nerve cells or to muscle fibers or gland cells by acetylcholine.
- Cholinesterase inhibitor
cholinesterase inhibitor n. A drug, such as neostigmine, that restores myoneural function by inhibiting the biodegradation of acetylcholine.
[koh-luh-nl-it-ik] /ˌkoʊ lə nlˈɪt ɪk/ adjective, Biochemistry, Pharmacology. 1. capable of blocking the action of acetylcholine and related compounds. noun 2. a drug or other substance that has cholinolytic properties. cholinolytic cho·li·no·lyt·ic (kō’lə-nō-lĭt’ĭk) adj. Preventing the action of acetylcholine.
cholinoceptive cho·li·no·cep·tive (kō’lə-nō-sěp’tĭv) adj. Of or relating to chemical sites in effector cells with which acetylcholine unites to exert its actions.
[koh-luh-noh-mi-met-ik, -mahy-] /ˌkoʊ lə noʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ-/ adjective, Biochemistry, Pharmacology. 1. mimicking the action of , especially acetylcholine. 2. a drug or other substance that has cholinometric properties. cholinomimetic cho·li·no·mi·met·ic (kō’lə-nō-mĭ-mět’ĭk, -mī-) adj. Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine.