cholinergic

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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 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.
In a similar fashion, cholinergic drugs evoke stiffness changes in samples of connective tissue (Motokawa, 1987), probably by acting on the same cells.