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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