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acetylcholinesterase

Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til-kō′lin-es′ter-ās

Definition: The cholinesterase that hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetate and choline within the central nervous system and at peripheral neuroeffector junctions (motor endplates and autonomic ganglia).

Synonym(s): choline esterase I, “e”-type cholinesterase, specific cholinesterase, true cholinesterase

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