cholinergic

adjective cho·lin·er·gic \ 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

cholinergically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of cholinergic

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cholinergic

adjective cho·lin·er·gic \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnər-jik \

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

cholinergically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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