Cholinergic and anticholinergic

Organophosphates and Atropine comparison

Organophosphates are classical cholinergics.

Cholinergics (eg: organophosphates) effects
If you know these, you will be “LESS DUMB”:
Lacrimation
Excitation of nicotinic synapses
Salivation
Sweating
Diarrhea
Urination
Micturition
Bronchoconstriction

Atropine is the classical anticholinergic

So anticholinergic overdose will be exactly opposite to cholinergic overdose

Blind as a bat
Dry as a bone
Red as a beet
Mad as a hatter
Hot as a hare
Mydriasis, absent Bowel Sounds, urinary retention

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