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cholinergic

[¦kō·lə¦nər·jik]
(physiology)
Liberating, activated by, or resembling the physiologic action of acetylcholine.
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As for tacrine, the first cholinergic drug to be marketed as a treatment for AD, about one third of the treated patients experienced an improvement in cognitive functioning, but one third were unchanged and one third declined as if they had not been treated.
As is the case with the other drugs in this class, cholinergic drugs may potentiate the drug effect, while anticholinergic drugs may inhibit effectiveness.
The cholinergic deafferentation of the cerebral cortex induced by chronic consumption of alcohol: Reversal by cholinergic drugs and transplantation.