acetyl cholinesterase

acetyl cholinesterase (a·sēˑ·tl kōˈ·l·neˑ·st·rās),

n enzyme found at both voluntary and parasympathetic nerve endings that hydrolyzes the acetylcholine byproduct of nerve impulses into acetate and choline.
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Treatment includes early resuscitation with oxygen, airway protection, intravenous fluids, muscarinic antagonist such as atropine, and acetyl cholinesterase activator such as PAM.
Acetyl cholinesterase is found in skeletal muscles, nervous system and erythrocytes.
Both two cows also exhibited muscarinic and nicotinic symptoms due to inhibition of acetyl cholinesterase, thereby accumulation of Acetylcholine (ACH), a neuro transmitter released at the parasympathetic, nicotinic cholinergic and some central nervous system nerve endings.
The first chemical change is the conversion of sulfur to oxygen, producing a more potent acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor.
Rapeseed oil is an acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor.
Galanthamine was used as standard and it showed inhibition of acetyl cholinesterase with an [IC.
A similar acetyl cholinesterase interaction with competitive neuromuscular blockers has been reported.
Nice had decided back in 2004 that the drugs, acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors, were not a cost-effective way of treating the early stages of Alzheimer's.
He received one of the acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) - Aricept (donepezil), Exelon (rivastigmine) and Reminyl (galantamine) - now the focus of the legal challenge by the Alzheimer's Society.
Many studies have shown that the enzyme acetyl cholinesterase contributes to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, and thus the ability to inhibit the enzyme's activity has become accepted as a means of possible prevention of further deterioration.
Second, the outcome measures in the industry studies were peripheral red blood cell acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) levels, a symptom checklist, and blood pressure (AMVAC 1997; Haines 1971; Wyld et al.