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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They often are combined with sympathomimetic or parasympatholytic agents, which further reduce and thicken mucosal secretions and may reduce lubrication resulting in a dry cough.
1 and 4 could decrease the negative inotropic effect of acetylcholine; they then proposed that the positive inotropic effect of Ya-hom might be due to the parasympatholytic effect (Na Pattaloong and Sawasdimongkol, 1995).
Atropine, a parasympatholytic alkaloid, is used as an antidote to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Although the Greek study[16] reported that no patients received psychotherapeutic, parasympatholytic, or antihypertensive drugs, the study did not report the HIV medications that patients may have received.
Atropine and other anticholinergic drugs are parasympatholytic because of their marked affinity for acetylcholine receptor sites on postganglionic parasympathetic nerves, where they act as acetylcholine blockers.
These results indicate that in male and female cases the parasympathetic reactivity is decreased though, this parasympatholytic effect is seen more in the female cases than the male cases as supported by other workers.
Patients with cardiac, hepatic, renal disease, leprosy, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and those on sympathomimetic, parasympatholytic, antihypertensive drugs and also patients below the age of 13 year were excluded from the study.