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E-type cholinesterase

e-type cholinesterase --> acetylcholinesterase

(Science: enzyme, neurology, physiology) An enzyme that breaks down unused acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft (the space between neurons), this enzyme is necessary to restore the synaptic cleft so it is ready to transmit the next nerve impulse.

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Nervous system

... help with a couple of questions. 1.Factors that Could Affect Neuromuscular Junctions I. Increase in the production of adrenaline II. Inhibition of cholinesterase synthesis III. Inhibition of acetylcholine release IV. Blockage of receptor sites for acetylcholine in the muscle Identify all the factors ...

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by Catherine89
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nervous system
Replies: 0
Views: 5086

PostSynaptic Neuron

... is, 1. Give two reasons that may account for the continuous firing of a Postsynaptic Neuron From what I've read, I think one of the reasons is if Cholinesterase wasn't active to destroy the Acetylcholine, and I'm not sure of the other, I'm probably wrong on the first one as well but I'm getting ...

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by Asanii
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PostSynaptic Neuron
Replies: 3
Views: 11345

Overproduction of Cholinesterase

first of all, cholinesterase is an enzyme not a hormone. Now, about its overproduction: I don't really think it would make that much of a difference. The fact this(i think), there is already enough cholinesterase in the synaptic ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Overproduction of Cholinesterase
Replies: 1
Views: 7160

Overproduction of Cholinesterase

We all know about the deadly effects of underproduction of the hormone cholinesterase, but does anyone know of how overproduction of cholinesterase might affect the body? I've searched high and low all over the internet and have not been able to find a single ...

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by Calculon17
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Overproduction of Cholinesterase
Replies: 1
Views: 7160

I need an answer please

... surgery... edit: forget about that... i see that you are talking about organophosphate poisoning now [very good example!]... organophosphate is an cholinesterase inhibitor... too much of it causes excessive activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (nausea, vomitting..etc.) and overactivation ...

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by Revenged
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: I need an answer please
Replies: 8
Views: 9494
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