from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Activated by or capable of liberating acetylcholine, especially in the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • adj. Having physiological effects similar to those of acetylcholine: a cholinergic agent or drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, activated by, producing or having the same function as acetylcholine

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound


(acetyl)cholin(e) + -ergic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
choline +‎ -ergic (Wiktionary)



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