cholesterase

cholesterase

[kəles′tərās′]
Etymology: Gk, chole + aither, air; Ger, saure, acid; ase, enzyme suffix
an enzyme in the blood and other tissues that forms cholesterol and fatty acids by hydrolyzing cholesterol esters.
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Or a patient on donepezil or another cholesterase inhibitor reports an increased frequency of urination because of the drug's effects on the bladder; in response, tolterodine is prescribed.
Abbreviations: HCE1 (CES1)/HCE2 (CES2), human carboxylesterase 1/2 (human cholesterase 1/2); SCN1NSCN1B, sodium channel, vciltage-gated channel protein, type 1 alpha/beta.
The patch formulation may also be helpful when an Alzheimer's patient does not respond to one of the other two cholesterase inhibitors, donepezil (Aricept) and galantamine (Razadyne), Dr.