An enzyme found in animals that regulates nerve impulses by the inhibition of acetylcholine. Cholinesterase inhibition is associated with a variety of acute symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, stomach cramps, and rapid heart rate.
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- an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
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Enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine during the recovery phase of synaptic transmission.
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<enzyme> An enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine tostop its action. ... (22 May 1997) ...
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an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
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(ko″lin-es´tәr-ās) an enzyme that splits acetylcholine into acetic acid and choline; it occurs primarily in the serum, liver, and pancreas. See also acetylcholinesterase. true cholinesterase acetylcholinesterase.
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(from the article `drug`) ...causes the muscle fibres to become inexcitable and therefore unable to respond to nerve stimulation. The paralysis lasts for only a few minutes ... [4 related articles]
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In biochemistry, cholinesterase is a family of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid, a reaction necessary to allow a cholinergic neuron to return to its resting state after activation. ==Types== There are two types: The difference between the two types of cholinesterase has to do w
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kō′lin-es′ter-ās Definitions: 1. One of a family of enzymes capable of catalyzing the hydrolysis of acylcholines and a few other compounds. In mammals, found in white matter of brain, liver, heart, pancreas, and serum. It is also found in cobra venom. Synonyms: choline esterase II, nonspecific choline
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