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Cholinergic agonists: ABC MNoP

Acetylcholine, Bethanechol, Carbachol, Methacholine, Nicotine, Pilocarpine

Anticholinesterase drugs: POP CoRN

Physostigmine, Organophosphates, Pyridostigmine, Carbamates, Rivastigmine, Neostigmine

Anticholinergics: No mnemonics


  • Eye-atropine, homotropine, tropicamide
  • CNS- benztropine, scopolameine
  • Resp- ipratropium
  • GU- oxybutynin, glycopryyolate
  • GI- pirenzepine, propantheline

Nicotinic: Hexamethonium

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Anticholinesterase (Organophosphate) poisoning: DUMBLESS

  • Defecation
  • Urination
  • Miosis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Lacrimation
  • Emesis
  • Salivation
  • Sweating

Atropine poisoning (Atropine is obtained from Dhatura):

  • Dry mouth
  • Hypotension, Hot and dry skin
  • Accomodation paralysis (Blurring of vision)
  • Tachycardia
  • Urinary retention
  • Respiratory depression
  • Ataxia

Cholinergic drugs made simple here


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