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A synthetic drug that acts as a parasympathomimetic and cholinergic agent but is immune to the inactivating effects of acetylcholinesterase. It is used in the treatment of urinary retention, abdominal distention, and glaucoma. See also cholinomimetic. [From its chemical name carba(moyl)-chol(ine) (chloride)]

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

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