[koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, kol-uh-]
an enzyme, found especially in the heart, brain, and blood, that hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetic acid and choline.
Origin of cholinesterase
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an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine to choline and acetic acid
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An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of choline esters chiefly at nerve terminals, where it hydrolyzes and inactivates acetylcholine.acetylcholinesterase
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