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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-luh-nur-jik, kol-uh-]
    • /ˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-luh-nur-jik, kol-uh-]
    • /ˌkoʊ ləˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/

Definitions of cholinergic word

  • adjective cholinergic denoting nerve fibres that release acetylcholine when stimulated 3
  • adjective cholinergic of or relating to the type of chemical activity associated with acetylcholine and similar substances 3
  • adjective cholinergic having the properties of acetylcholine 3
  • adjective cholinergic releasing or stimulated by acetylcholine 3
  • adjective cholinergic Cholinergic nerve fibers are activated by or capable of liberating acetylcholine, especially in the parasympathetic nervous system. 3
  • adjective cholinergic resembling acetylcholine in pharmacological action. 1

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Origin of cholinergic

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; (acetyl)choline + -ergic

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Parts of speech for Cholinergic


cholinergic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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