Cholinesterase

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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cholinesterase

<enzyme> An enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine tostop its action. ... (22 May 1997) ...
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cholinesterase

(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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cholinesterase

(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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cholinesterase

noun an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
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Cholinesterase

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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Cholinesterase

An enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine into active parts that can be recycled. This enzyme is inhibited by drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, such as donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine.
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Cholinesterase

Enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine during the recovery phase of synaptic transmission.
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cholinesterase

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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cholinesterase

[n] - an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
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