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ANTIMUSCARINE

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A pharmacological effect where the action of ACETYLCHOLINE, a chemical neurotransmitter released at the junctions (synapses) of parasympathetic and ganglionic nerves, is inhibited. The junctions between nerves and skeletal muscles have nicotinic receptors. A wide range of drugs with antimuscarinic effects are in use for various disorders including PSYCHOSIS, BRONCHOSPASM, disorders of the eye (see EYE, DISORDERS OF), PARKINSONISM, and problems of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and URINARY TRACT. (See also ANTISPASMODICS.)

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