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anticholinesterase

[ an-tee-koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, -kol-uh-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, -ˌkɒl ə-, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.

an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles.

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Origin of anticholinesterase

First recorded in 1950–55; anti- + cholinesterase
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British Dictionary definitions for anticholinesterase

anticholinesterase
/ (ˌæntɪˌkɒləˈnɛstəˌreɪz) /

noun

any of a group of substances that inhibit the action of cholinesterase
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Medical definitions for anticholinesterase

anticholinesterase
[ ăn′tē-kō′lə-nĕstə-rās′, -rāz′, ăn′tī- ]

n.

A substance that inhibits the activity of cholinesterases, including acetylcholinesterase.
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