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Anticholinergic Toxicity: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Many drugs have anticholinergic properties, meaning they inhibit the neurotransmission of acetylcholine in the brain.  Drugs with anticholinergic effects prevent acetylcholine from binding to receptors, resulting in therapeutic effects.  There are three major types of anticholinergic drugs including: antimuscarinics, ganglionic inhibitors, and neuromuscular inhibitors – the majority being antimuscarinic. Anticholinergic drugs are often administered for …

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