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Cholinesterase inhibitor

cholinesterase inhibitor n.
A drug, such as neostigmine, that restores myoneural function by inhibiting the biodegradation of acetylcholine.


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  • Cholinolytic

    [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

    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.

  • Cholinomimetic

    [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.

  • Cholinoreactive

    cholinoreactive cho·li·no·re·ac·tive (kō’lə-nō-rē-āk’tĭv) adj. Responding to acetylcholine and related compounds.

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