acetylcholinesterase

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acetylcholinesterase

[uh-seet-l-koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs.

Origin:
1945–50; acetylcholine + esterase

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acetylcholinesterase (əˈsiːtaɪlˌkəʊliːnˈɛstərˌeɪz, ˈæsɪtaɪl-)
 
n
an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and thus for switching off excitation of the nerve

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acetylcholinesterase a·ce·tyl·cho·lin·es·ter·ase (ə-sēt'l-kō'lə-něs'tə-rās', -rāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes in the blood and in certain tissues that catalyze the hydrolysis of acetylcholine.

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