of or relating to a substance that opposes the effects of acetylcholine; interfering with the passage of parasympathetic nerve impulses.
an anticholinergic substance, as a drug.
(physiol) blocking nerve impulses through the parasympathetic nerves
(med) a drug or agent that blocks these nerve impulses, used to control intestinal spasm, increase the heart rate, dilate the pupils for examination of the eyes, dry secretions in anaesthesia, and in some forms to treat Alzheimer’s disease
anticholinergic an·ti·cho·lin·er·gic (ān’tē-kō’lə-nûr’jĭk, ān’tī-)
An agent that is antagonistic to the action of parasympathetic or other cholinergic nerve fibers.
a particular personage or power, variously identified or explained, who is conceived of as appearing in the world as the principal antagonist of Christ. (sometimes lowercase) an opponent of Christ; a person or power antagonistic to Christ. (often lowercase) a disbeliever in Christ. (often lowercase) a false Christ. noun (New Testament) the antagonist of Christ, […]
a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper. Contemporary Examples Loosies are generally bought by cigarette addicts who have trouble affording a whole pack at the taxed rate. The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops Michael Daly July 23, 2014 I […]
a building for public Christian worship. public worship of God or a religious service in such a building: to attend church regularly. (sometimes initial capital letter) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom. (sometimes initial capital letter) any division of this body professing the same creed and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a Christian denomination: […]
averse to cities and urban locations.
of or relating to a city; municipal: civic problems. of or relating to citizenship; civil: civic duties. of citizens: civic pride. Contemporary Examples Meanwhile, Guatemalan civic groups worry that the presence of U.S. troops could once again stoke repression at home. Guatemala: A Losing Battle in the War on Drugs? Mac Margolis September 15, 2012 […]