cholinomimetic

Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine, the substance liberated by cholinergic nerves; term proposed to replace the less accurate term, parasympathomimetic. Cf.:adrenomimetic. [acetylcholine + G. mimetikos, imitating]

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cho·li·no·mi·met·ic .kō-lə-nō-mə-'met-ik, .käl-ə-, -mī- adj resembling acetylcholine or simulating its physiologic action
cholinomimetic n a cholinomimetic substance

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cho·li·no·mi·met·ic (ko″lin-o-mi-metґik) having an action similar to that of acetylcholine; parasympathomimetic.

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