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anticholinesterase

[an-tee-koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, -kol-uh-, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, -ˌkɒl ə-, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun, Biochemistry, Pharmacology
1.
an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles.
Origin of anticholinesterase
1950-1955
1950-55; anti- + cholinesterase
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British Dictionary definitions for anticholinesterase

anticholinesterase

/ˌæntɪˌkɒləˈnɛstəˌreɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of substances that inhibit the action of cholinesterase
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anticholinesterase in Medicine

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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