What does acetylcholinesterase mean?

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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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Rowland et al have suggested guidelines for managing cardiovascular risks prior to and during treatment with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Huperzine-A is believed to inhibit acetylcholinesterase and enhance cholinergic neurotransmissions.
All nerve agents act by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Most modern synthetic organophosphorus compounds are tailor-made to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme essential for life in humans and other animal species.
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.

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