cholinolytic

[ koh-luh-nl-it-ik ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə nlˈɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry, Pharmacology.

capable of blocking the action of acetylcholine and related compounds.

noun

a drug or other substance that has cholinolytic properties.

Nearby words

  1. cholinergic receptor,
  2. cholinergic urticaria,
  3. cholinesterase,
  4. cholinesterase inhibitor,
  5. cholinoceptive,
  6. cholinomimetic,
  7. cholinoreactive,
  8. cholinoreceptor,
  9. cholla,
  10. chollers

Origin of cholinolytic

First recorded in 1955–60; choline + -o- + -lytic

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Medicine definitions for cholinolytic

cholinolytic

[ kō′lə-nō-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

Preventing the action of acetylcholine.

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