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Cholinergic Agents

"Cholinergic Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Any drug used for its actions on cholinergic systems. Included here are agonists and antagonists, drugs that affect the life cycle of ACETYLCHOLINE, and drugs that affect the survival of cholinergic neurons. The term cholinergic agents is sometimes still used in the narrower sense of MUSCARINIC AGONISTS, although most modern texts discourage that usage.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cholinergic Agents" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cholinergic Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 50 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2000 and 2009
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.