Definition of pseudocholinesterase in English:

pseudocholinesterase

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • An enzyme present in the blood and certain organs which hydrolyses acetylcholine more slowly than acetylcholinesterase.

    • ‘Only small amounts are excreted unchanged in the urine. A genetic pseudocholinesterase deficiency could lead to increased cocaine levels.’
    • ‘He reviews the field from the genetic variation in plasma cholinesterase (pseudocholinesterase) reported in 1956 to current investigations into interethnic frequency differences of enzyme variants.’

Pronunciation

pseudocholinesterase

/ˌsjuːdəʊˌkəʊlɪˈnɛstəreɪz/