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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 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 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 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 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 previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

Chemists at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, have been studying hyperzine A, a potent and selective acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, a key chemical messenger in the ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2004)

by Herman Koren

acetylcholinesterase inhibitor bustible liquid; density: 1.033 at 15°C. It is used ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

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 previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

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 previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

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

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

alantamine is the only acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that exhibits a dual mechanism of action— inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and nicotinic receptor modulation.” In a review of the literature, Olin ...

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 Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell

a New Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor, in Patients with Mild to Moderately Severe Alzheimer's Disease.

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

n brand name: Eserine; drug class: acetylcholinesterase inhibitor; action: competitively inhibits acetylcholinesterase, increasing the level of acetylcholine at cholinergic junctions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (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 previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

OH OH H3C CH3 CH3O Mytelase A trade name for ambenonium chloride, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that inhibits the destruction of acetylcholine released from the efferent nerves. Mytrate A trade name for epinephrine bitartrate , ...

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