anticholinesterase


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an·ti·cho·li·nes·ter·ase

 (ăn′tē-kō′lə-nĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′, ăn′tī-)
n.
A substance that inhibits the activity of a cholinesterase, especially acetylcholinesterase.

anticholinesterase

(ˌæntɪˌkɒləˈnɛstəˌreɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of substances that inhibit the action of cholinesterase

an•ti•cho•lin•es•ter•ase

(ˌæn tiˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, -ˌkɒl ə-, ˌæn taɪ-)

n.
an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
neostigmine, Prostigmin - a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis
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05) Table 6: Age and gender related differences in utilization patterns of neurological drugs Drugs prescribed Gender Male Female 120 (60) 80 (40) Significant variables (*) Conventional AEDs 28 (28) 22 (24) Newer AEDs 21 (16) 16 (20) Dopamine agonist 16 (13) 10 (13) Antidepressants (SSRI+SNRI+TCA) 11 (10) 9 (11) Non-significant variables Nootropic 24 (20) 13 (16) Benzodiazepine 29 (24) 16 (20) Reversible Anticholinesterase 12 (10) 11 (14) [GABA.
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Background: The antagonistic actions of anticholinesterase drugs on non-depolarizing muscle relaxants are theoretically related to the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the neuromuscular junction (NMJ).
Anticholinesterase was given to reverse neuromuscular block at the end of procedure with injection neostigmine 0.
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In clinical practice, atropine, a nonselective muscarinic receptor blocker, is employed to prevent the parasympathomimetic effects induced by neostigmine when the anticholinesterase agent is clinically used to reverse the blockage of neuromuscular transmission caused by non-depolarizing muscular relaxants (Barrio, Miguel, Garcia, & Pelegrin, 2007).
These toxins constituents at higher concentration or at high does affect the membrane disruption activity that affect digestive functionality and anticholinesterase activity of the CNS (Central Nervous System) when exposed in mammals.
Other causes of prolonged paralysis following the administration of succinylcholine include a quantitative deficiency of the pseudocholinesterase enzyme' overdose of succinylcholine' liver disease' prior use of magnesium sulfate or anticholinesterase drugs' and the presence of significant metabolic or electrolyte abnormalities.