anticholinesterase
noun Date: 1942 a substance (as neostigmine) that inhibits a cholinesterase by combination with it

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  • Anticholinesterase — Anticholinestérase Cette section est vide, pas assez détaillée ou incomplète. Votre aide est la bienvenue ! L intoxication par des substances anticholinestérasiques entraine une crise cholinergique constituée par : des troubles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anticholinestérase — ● anticholinestérase nom féminin Substance s opposant à l hydrolyse de l acétylcholine par inhibition de l acétylcholinestérase …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • anticholinesterase — [an΄ti kō΄lin es′tər ās΄ , an΄tē kō΄lin es′tər′ās΄, an΄ti kō΄lines′tər ās΄] n. a substance that inhibits the action of a cholinesterase, as the drug physostigmine or the insecticide parathion …   English World dictionary

  • anticholinesterase — /an tee koh leuh nes teuh rays , rayz , kol euh , an tuy /, n. Biochem., Pharm. an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles. [1950 55; ANTI +… …   Universalium

  • anticholinesterase — One of the drugs that inhibit or inactivate acetylcholinesterase, either reversibly ( e.g., physostigmine) or irreversibly ( e.g., tetraethyl pyrophosphate). * * * an·ti·cho·lin·es·ter·ase nes tə .rās, .rāz n any substance (as neostigmine) that… …   Medical dictionary

  • anticholinesterase — n. any substance that inhibits the action of cholinesterase, the enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and therefore allows acetylcholine to continue transmitting nerve impulses. Drugs with… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Anticholinestérase — Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. Votre aide est la bienvenue ! Les substances anticholinesterasiques sont des inhibiteurs d une enzyme cholinestérase responsable de la dégradation de l acétylcholine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anticholinesterase — noun Any agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase Syn: acetylcholinesterase inhibitor …   Wiktionary

  • anticholinesterase — an·ti·cho·lin·es·ter·ase …   English syllables

  • anticholinesterase — an•ti•cho•lin•es•ter•ase [[t]ˌæn tiˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, ˌreɪz, ˌkɒl ə , ˌæn taɪ [/t]] n. biochem. pha an enzyme or drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing the stimulating effect of acetylcholine on the muscles •… …   From formal English to slang

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