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cholinesterase (ko-lin-es´ter-as)

One of a family of enzymes capable of catalyzing the hydrolysis of acylcholines and a few other compounds. Found in cobra venom. See also acetylcholinesterase.butyrocholinesterase, butyrylcholine esterase, choline esterase II, nonspecific c., pseudocholinesterase, "s"-type c;
"e"-type c. acetylcholinesterase ["e" in erythrocyte]
nonspecific c. cholinesterase
specific c. acetylcholinesterase
"s"-type c. cholinesterase ["s" in serum]
true c. acetylcholinesterase


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