Meaning of anticholinergic

an•ti•cho•lin•er•gic

Pronunciation: (an"ti-kō"lu-nûr'jik, -kol"u-), [key]
— Biochem., Pharm. Biochem.,Pharm.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a substance that opposes the effects of acetylcholine; interfering with the passage of parasympathetic nerve impulses. Cf.
—n.
  1. an anticholinergic substance, as a drug.
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