Definition of Acetylcholinesterase

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



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Medical Definition of Acetylcholinesterase

1. An enzyme that breaks down unused acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft (the space between neurons), this enzyme is necessary to restore the synaptic cleft so it is ready to transmit the next nerve impulse. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetylcholinesterase

acetylate
acetylated
acetylates
acetylating
acetylation
acetylations
acetylative
acetylcarbromal
acetylcarnitine
acetylcholine
acetylcholine chloride
acetylcholine receptor
acetylcholine receptor antibodies
acetylcholine receptors
acetylcholines
acetylcholinesterase (current term)
acetylcholinesterases
acetylcysteine
acetyldigitoxin
acetyldigitoxins
acetyldigoxin
acetyldigoxins
acetyldihydrocodeine
acetylene
acetylene-allene thioester isomerase
acetylene black
acetylene hydratase
acetylene torch
acetylenecarboxylic acid
acetylenediol

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