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cholinesterase inhibitor


Definition: an agent or medication with effects that inhibit the enzyme responsible for the reuptake of acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses, thus perpetuating its action at the receptor; most notable therapeutic application is in the treatment of myasthenia gravis or after nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxants have been administered.

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