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  • noun acetylcholinesterase an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and thus for switching off excitation of the nerve 3
  • noun acetylcholinesterase An enzyme that causes rapid hydrolysis of acetylcholine. Its action serves to stop excitation of a nerve after transmission of an impulse. 1
  • noun acetylcholinesterase an enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs. 1
  • noun acetylcholinesterase (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid. 0
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