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Cholinesterase inhibitors

Cholinesterase inhibitor

(Science: pharmacology) These are substances which which act to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine and thus enhance and subsequently prevent transmission of nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another or to a muscle.

Examples include pyridostigmine, ambenonium and neostigmine.

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Overproduction of Cholinesterase

first of all, cholinesterase is an enzyme not a hormone. Now, about its overproduction: I don't really ... would simply block the nerve impulse, having similar effects to those of specific inhibitors of the nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors.

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by MrMistery
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Overproduction of Cholinesterase
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