Definition of Methacholine

1. Noun. Parasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates secretions and smooth muscle activity.

Exact synonyms: Mecholyl
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Language type: Trademark



Definition of Methacholine

1. Noun. A synthetic choline ester that alters the activity of muscarinic receptors in certain neurons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methacholine

metes and bounds
metesthesiologist
metesthesiology
metestrus
metestruses
metethoheptazine
metewand
metewands
meteyard
meteyards
metflurazon-N-demethylase
metformin
metformins
meth
meth-
methacholine (current term)
methacholine chloride
methacholine compounds
methacrolein
methacrylaldehyde
methacrylate
methacrylate resin
methacrylates
methacrylic
methacrylic acid
methacycline
methacycline hydrochloride
methadon
methadone
methadone hydrochloride

Literary usage of Methacholine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The interrelationships between smoking history, objective markers of allergy and inflammation, and methacholine responsiveness were examined among 778 ..."

2. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Similarly, former smokers had intermediate levels of methacholine responsiveness compared with the other groups, and those former smokers who were ..."

3. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"There was a significant increase in airway responsiveness to methacholine (bromide) after NO2 exposure. Responsiveness to methacholine was quantified by the ..."

4. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"The methacholine easily reaches the muscle, which is situated on the outer surface of the trachea. These results are compared with the dose-response ..."

5. From Test Tube to Patient: New Drug Development in the United States by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"At the end of the month, White tested Peterson's lung function with a Peterson says that the worst part of the methacholine test wasn't the wheezing but the ..."

6. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"The 15 staff members were investigated by questionnaire, and a methacholine test was performed to determine airway responsiveness. A few months later, ..."

7. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"In affluent countries methacholine or histamine challenge remains the method of choice. Exercise challenge, using strict environmental conditions, ..."

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