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[mass noun] An enzyme, especially acetylcholinesterase, which hydrolyses esters of choline.
- ‘By inhibiting cholinesterase, more acetylcholine is available for normal memory-related and cognitive functioning.’
- ‘Normally, at these nicotinic synapses, the transmitter is rapidly destroyed by the enzyme cholinesterase, so its action is evanescent; this is not the case with nicotine.’
- ‘In someone with Alzheimer's, cholinesterase breaks down and destroys acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter chemical.’
- ‘Cholinesterase inhibitors, which reduce cholinesterase - the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine - are the only FDA-approved treatment for Alzheimer's.’
- ‘Organophosphate and carbamates are nerve poisons that lower the blood levels of an enzyme called cholinesterase, which aids in the regulation of the nervous system.’
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