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  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
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Sage oil inhibits an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, whose normal job is to break down the chemical messenger acetylcholine.
In the absence of acetylcholinesterase, levels of the transmitter acetylcholine increase.
In vivo inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and aliesterases by the five compounds was determined for both species.
Most modern synthetic organophosphorus compounds are tailor-made to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme essential for life in humans and other animal species.
As AD progresses, acetylcholinesterase levels fall and butyrylcholinesterase levels increase.
Both teas inhibited the activity of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.

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