Cholinergic



[koh-luh-nur-jik, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/

adjective, Biochemistry.
1.
resembling in pharmacological action.
2.
stimulated by or releasing or a related compound.
/ˌkəʊlɪˈnɜːdʒɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting nerve fibres that release acetylcholine when stimulated
2.
of or relating to the type of chemical activity associated with acetylcholine and similar substances
adj.

1934, from choline (coined in German, 1862, from Greek khole “bile;” see cholera) + Greek ergon “work” (see urge (v.)) + -ic.

cholinergic cho·lin·er·gic (kō’lə-nûr’jĭk)
adj.

cholinergic
(kō’lə-nûr’jĭk)

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