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Noun
  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
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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.

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