anticholinergic

NOUN
  1. a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
ADJECTIVE
  1. inhibiting or blocking the action of acetylcholine at a receptor site
    anticholinergic drugs
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How To Use anticholinergic In A Sentence

  • Medications that may worsen confusion include anticholinergics, analgesics, cimetidine, central nervous system depressants, lidocaine, and other medications.
  • Common side effects of antipsychotics include sedation, anticholinergic effects, orthostatic hypotension, extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia.
  • Nonetheless, the available anticholinergic drugs (atropine and ipratropium bromide) have limited effects, perhaps because of their nonselectivity.
  • Belladonna—a plant that is believed to have anticholinergic activities—gets a "C" rating for its anti-sweat effectiveness from the Natural Standard Research Collaboration, a Cambridge, Mass., scientist-owned group that evaluates natural therapies. Ways to Deal With a Sticky Underarm Situation
  • Because even small amounts can be fatal, anticholinergics constitute the most dangerous class of abused drugs.
  • Antihistamine and anticholinergic drugs are relatively inexpensive.
  • Thyrotoxicosis, anticholinergic drug poisoning, and amphetamine or cocaine use can result in signs of increased sympathetic activity and altered mental status.
  • Main outcome measures: Numbers of elderly people with new prescriptions of highly anticholinergic antidepressants and less anticholinergic antidepressants.
  • No differences were found between the two groups in the proportion of patients taking anticholinergics, dopamine agonists, or apomorphine, nor in the average number of different types of drugs prescribed for Parkinson's disease.
  • Pharmacologic treatment of overactive bladder symptoms is based on the use of anticholinergic drugs that block the parasympathetic pathways and reduce detrusor muscle contraction.
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