cholinergic

adjective
cho·​lin·​er·​gic | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce cholinergic (audio) \

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

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Other Words from cholinergic

cholinergically \ ˌkō-​lə-​ˈnər-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cholinergically (audio) \ adverb

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The Danish researchers identified a single variant of the gene CHRNA2 (cholinergic receptor nicotinic α2 subunit), which affects the risk of becoming addicted to cannabis. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Gene Increases Risk for Pot Addiction," 17 June 2019 Older animals start to produce inhibitory chemicals that counteract the effect of the cholinergic ones. Alison Gopnik, WSJ, "How to Get Old Brains to Think Like Young Ones," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of cholinergic

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cholinergic

adjective
cho·​lin·​er·​gic | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce cholinergic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholinergic

1 of autonomic nerve fibers : liberating, activated by, or involving acetylcholine — compare adrenergic sense 1, noradrenergic
2 : resembling acetylcholine especially in physiological action a cholinergic drug

Other Words from cholinergic

cholinergically \ -​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cholinergically (audio) \ adverb

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