ALL meanings of acetylcholine

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  • noun acetylcholine a chemical substance secreted at the ends of many nerve fibres, esp in the autonomic nervous system, and responsible for the transmission of nervous impulses. Formula: CH3CO2(CH2)2N(CH3)3+ 3
  • noun acetylcholine the acetic acid ester of choline, (CH3)3N(OH)CH2CH2OCOCH3, found in many body tissues, esp. at neuromuscular junctions, acting as a nerve impulse transmitter: its chloride or bromide is used in medicine for various disorders 3
  • noun acetylcholine A compound that occurs throughout the nervous system, in which it functions as a neurotransmitter. 1
  • noun acetylcholine Biochemistry. the acetic acid ester of choline, C 7 H 17 NO 3 , released and hydrolyzed during nerve conduction and causing muscle action by transmitting nerve impulses across synapses. 1
  • noun acetylcholine Pharmacology. this substance used in its chloride form in eye surgery. Abbreviation: ACh. 1
  • noun acetylcholine (biochemistry) A neurotransmitter in humans and other animals. It is an ester of acetic acid and choline with chemical formula CH3COOCH2CH2N+(CH3)3. 0
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