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 (kō′lə-nĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′)
Any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters of choline, especially acetylcholinesterase.


(ˌkəʊlɪˈnɛstəˌreɪs; ˌkɒl-)
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine to choline and acetic acid


(ˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, ˌkɒl ə-)

an enzyme, found esp. in the heart, brain, and blood, that hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetic acid and choline.
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Noun1.cholinesterase - an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions


n. colinesterasa, familia de enzimas.
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These findings indicate a pattern of cholinesterase depression across the agricultural season, with the greatest number of depressions, as well as the lowest mean level of cholinesterase, occurring in June and apparent recovery in July and August.
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The second randomized to 20 mg memantine or placebo plus any existing cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI).
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Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) were subjected to controlled and replicated experiments in the summer of 2008 to investigate the effects of short-term dehydration on cholinesterase activity in brain and plasma, and the interaction between dehydration and exposure to the organophosphorus pesticide dicrotophos in these same tissues.
There is no substantive scientific evidence that says one of the cholinesterase inhibitors is better than another, so get comfortable with one or two of them," Dr.
Recovery of the bottle of amitraz and normal levels of serum cholinesterase established the correct diagnosis.
Professor Elmar Graessel said: "While we observed a better result for patients with mild to moderate dementia, the result of MAKS therapy on ADAS (Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale which determines cognitive function) was at least as good as treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors.
Handlers that are exposed to certain organophosphate and carbamate pesticides--two types of acutely toxic pesticides that attack this enzyme in pests' nervous systems--can also experience a decrease in their cholinesterase levels, which can lead to illness and death if not detected early.
Cholinesterase inhibitors act by blocking an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine.