anticholinergic

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Synonyms for anticholinergic

a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site

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10 Current guidelines recommend use of a combination of b2 agonists and anti-cholinergics (iIpratropium) for ASA.
When the concentration of Kidsolone is 10 [sup]-5 M, we add xylocaine, which is classified as an anti-cholinergic drug, to thoroughly assay the effect of Kidsolone on 10 [sup]-6 M methacholine-induced contraction.
Scopolamine, an anti-cholinergic drug, has been shown to cause memory impairment in healthy young humans that parallel the memory impairment seen in non-demented, drug-free elderly subjects (Mintzer et al.
Some drugs are specifically taken for their anti-cholinergic effects and can help relieve bladder irritability or intestinal cramping.
Neurotoxic Plants--The neurotoxic plants have also been mistaken for edible herbs (Queen Anne's lace, parsnip, wild carrot) by foragers or intentionally ingested for their intoxicating or hallucinogenic effects and include the anti-cholinergic plants, hallucinogenic plants, nicotinic plants, and convulsant plants.
Tricyclic antidepressants are also effective for pain modulation due to their ability to decrease serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake in the central nervous system and to stabilize mast cells; they also have a moderate anti-cholinergic effect.
There was no similar preceding history, trauma, use of anti-cholinergic medication, or other urinary or neurological signs or symptoms.
Prosecutors said the 26-year-old Emirati had 16,600 pills containing Procyclidine (an anti-cholinergic drug prescribed for patients with parkinsonism and to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment given for schizophrenia) and 3,668 Tramadol pills.
Anti-cholinergic drugs can be prescribed for men with increased urinary frequency or urgency.
Anti-cholinergic drugs, such as benzotropine (Cogentin [R]) and tri-hexphenidyl hydrochloride (Artane [R]), are used in PD to help decrease the activity of acetylcholine, thus balancing the production of dopamine and acetylcholine.
Older people--who often use over-the-counter medications with anti-cholinergic activity as sleep aids--are more sensitive to the adverse effects of anticholinergics.
Experimental studies in animals suggest that [beta]-receptor stimulation in the eye following the use of anti-cholinergic agents can potentiate the mydriatic effect of beta-adrenergic agents by about two-fold (6).
Isovoacristine (38): When this alkaloid was tested on the isolated guinea pig ileum, both anti-cholinergic and antihistaminic activities were observed (113).
In addition to its known anti-cholinergic effect, EN101 also possesses anti-inflammatory properties not associated with neuronal or neuromuscular degeneration.
Jimson Weed is in the category of plants that has anti-cholinergic effects; the effects are similar to those of the drug atropine.