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Adrenergic vs. Cholinergic

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Adrenergicadjective

Having the quality of adrenaline or epinephrine.

Cholinergicadjective

(biochemistry) Of, pertaining to, activated by, producing or having the same function as acetylcholine.

Adrenergicadjective

Containing or releasing adrenaline.

Cholinergicnoun

(biochemistry) Any drug or substance producing or having the same function as acetylcholine.

Adrenergicadjective

Activated by an adrenal mechanism

Cholinergicadjective

releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound

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Adrenergicnoun

Any adrenergic compound

Cholinergic

Cholinergic agents are compounds which mimic the action of acetylcholine and/or butyrylcholine. In general, the word describes the various quaternary ammonium salts containing the N,N,N-trimethylethanolammonium cation.

‘choline’;

Adrenergic

producing or activated by epinephrine or adrenaline

Adrenergicnoun

drug that has the effects of epinephrine

Adrenergicadjective

relating to epinephrine (its release or action)

Adrenergic

Adrenergic means (or on their receptors). When not further qualified, it is usually used in the sense of enhancing or mimicking the effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body.

‘working on adrenaline (epinephrine) or noradrenaline (norepinephrine)’;

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