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Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor


Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor: An acetylcholinesterase inhibitor or anti-cholinesterase is a chemical that inhibits the acetylcholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, thereby increasing both the level and duration of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Reversible, quasi-irreversible and irreversible inhibitors exist.

  • also known as Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, Anticholinestrase inhibitors

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Donepezil Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor Doxazosin Alpha-adrenergic antagonist Doxepin Non-selective monoamine reuptake inhibitor (NSMRI) Doxorubicin Anthracycline Doxycycline Tetracycline Dronabinol Cannabinoid receptor agonist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Tacrine was the first reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to be studied and approved for the treatment of AD, and is about four times more potent in its action on butyrylcholinesterase than on acetylcholinesterase. The therapeutic effects of ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acesulfame potassium acetabulum acetaminophen acetazolamide acetoacetic acid acetone acetone body acetonuria acetylcholine acetylcholinesterase acetylcholinesterase inhibitor acetylcysteine acetylsalicylic acid achalasia Achilles.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor : An agent that interferes with the enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, that breaks down acetylcholine. Used to increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain of Alzheimer patients, which improves memory and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor medications 3 acetylcholine A MONOAMINE NEUROTRANSMITTER that plays a key role in the communication between nerve cells and muscle cells, between neurons in the BRAIN, and in the autonomic ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. anticholinesterase. acetylcholinesterase reactivation. acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition by carbamates and organophosphates is spontaneously reversible. AChE activity is restored ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor any one of a class of drugs that block the action of acetylcholinesterase (see CHOLINESTERASE) , an enzyme that quickly breaks down the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor [ass-ityl—koh-lin— est-er-ayz] n. a drug that blocks the action of acetylcholinesterase (see CHOLINESTERASE). Acetylcholinsterase inhibitors are used to slow down the rate of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders (2010)

Small studies using donezepil, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor specifically used to enhance attention, had beneficial effects in patients with pure FOG. Further placebo-controlled blinded studies with adequate Use quantitative analysis, e.g., ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

anticholinest erase ( acetylcholinesterase inhibitor). any substance that inhibits or inactivates acetylcholinesterase, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor bustible liquid; density: 1.033 at 15°C. It is used in making perfume and as a photosensitizer in organic synthesis. In rabbits, it causes severe eye irritation and can ...

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