plasma cholinesterase

plas·ma chol·ine·ste·rase

(plaz'mă kō'lin-es'tĕr-ās)
A type of cholinesterase found in plasma.
See also: fluoride number
Synonym(s): butyrylcholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase.
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Relevance of plasma cholinesterase to clinical findings in acute organophosphorous poisoning.
In literature, numerous scoring systems were used to assess patients with poor prognoses, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE-II), the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS),4 Body Mass Index (BMI),5 plasma cholinesterase (PChE) levels, biochemical and inflammatory response markers and red cell distribution width (RDW).
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) assay and determination of aldosterone, vasopressin and plasma cholinesterase activity
We established the reference interval for serum and plasma cholinesterase activity in the Cape Griffon vulture (Gyps coprotheres) as 591.
Correlation of succinylcholine duration of action with plasma cholinesterase activity in subjects with the genotypically normal enzyme.
AChE activity is an appropriate method to assess past exposures to carbamate and organophosphate pesticides because it has a long recovery time, thus reflecting longer-term exposures than plasma cholinesterase (butyrylcholinesterase) or pesticide metabolite quantification (Lotti 1991; Mason 2000).
A naturally occurring molecular form of human plasma cholinesterase is an albumin conjugate.
These agents are predominantly metabolised by plasma cholinesterase.
With interest we read the report by Eissa and Lim describing the successful use of rocuronium reversed by sugammadex to provide muscle paralysis for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with a history of plasma cholinesterase deficiency (1).
Section personnel are capable of focusing on low levels of nerve and blister agents and can also evaluate for Soldier exposure to a nerve agent by analyzing for plasma cholinesterase.
It should be noted, however, that RBC cholinesterase is more difficult to measure and is depressed more slowly than is plasma cholinesterase.