What is the meaning of the word acetylcholinesterase?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word acetylcholinesterase? Here are some definitions.

  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2)
Use * for blank spaces
Advanced Word Finder
All nerve agents act by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Both teas inhibited the activity of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
In vivo inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and aliesterases by the five compounds was determined for both species.
It is this enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, that is inactivated by nerve gases.
As AD progresses, acetylcholinesterase levels fall and butyrylcholinesterase levels increase.
In the absence of acetylcholinesterase, levels of the transmitter acetylcholine increase.

See Also

Nearby Definitions
20-letter Words Starting With
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2018