Definition of Acetylcholine

1. Noun. A neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Generic synonyms: Neurotransmitter



Definition of Acetylcholine

1. Noun. (neurotransmitter) A neurotransmitter in humans and other animals. It is an ester of acetic acid and choline with chemical formula CH3COOCH2CH2N+(CH3)3. ¹

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Definition of Acetylcholine

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Medical Definition of Acetylcholine

1. A chemical found in vertebrate neurons that carries information across the synaptic cleft, the space between two nerve cells. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetylcholine

acetylamino
acetylaminofluorene
acetylaminopeptidase
acetylaminos
acetylase
acetylases
acetylate
acetylated
acetylates
acetylating
acetylation
acetylations
acetylative
acetylcarbromal
acetylcarnitine
acetylcholine (current term)
acetylcholine chloride
acetylcholine receptor
acetylcholine receptor antibodies
acetylcholine receptors
acetylcholines
acetylcholinesterase
acetylcholinesterases
acetylcysteine
acetyldigitoxin
acetyldigitoxins
acetyldigoxin
acetyldigoxins
acetyldihydrocodeine
acetylene

Literary usage of Acetylcholine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"These findings demonstrate that tacrine can both inhibit or enhance (SH)acetylcholine release, most likely through its activity as a cholinesterase ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"The distinctive appearance of the alpha-subunits in this region suggests that the rods may be involved in forming the binding pocket for acetylcholine. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"acetylcholine Receptors and Myasthenia Gravis (40611) DANIEL B. DRACHMAN Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The synthesis and distribution of acetylcholine has been studied in the isolated synaptosome. Binding or contamination of ..."

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