adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1934 1. liberating, activated by, or involving acetylcholine <
cholinergic nerve fiber
cholinergic functions
2. resembling acetylcholine especially in physiologic action <
a cholinergic drug
cholinergically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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