anti-cholinesterase

anticholinesterase

[an-tee-koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, -kol-uh-, an-tahy-]
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles.

Origin:
1950–55; anti- + cholinesterase

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anticholinesterase (ˌæntɪˌkɒləˈnɛstəˌreɪz)
 
n
any of a group of substances that inhibit the action of cholinesterase

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anticholinesterase an·ti·cho·lin·es·ter·ase (ān'tē-kō'lə-něs'tə-rās', -rāz', ān'tī-)
n.
A substance that inhibits the activity of cholinesterases, including acetylcholinesterase.

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