cholinergic


cho·lin·er·gic

adjective \ˌkō-lə-ˈnər-jik\

Definition of CHOLINERGIC

1
:  liberating, activated by, or involving acetylcholine <cholinergic nerve fiber> <cholinergic functions>
2
:  resembling acetylcholine especially in physiologic action <a cholinergic drug>
cho·lin·er·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of CHOLINERGIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1934

cho·lin·er·gic

adjective \ˌkō-lə-ˈnər-jik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHOLINERGIC

1
of autonomic nerve fibers : liberating, activated by, or involving acetylcholine—compare adrenergic 1, noradrenergic
2
: resembling acetylcholine especially in physiological action <a cholinergic drug>
cho·lin·er·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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