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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Organophosphates bind irreversibly to acetylcholinesterase and plasma cholinesterase, rendering them unable to cleave acetylcholine at pre- and postsynaptic junctions and at skeletal muscle and central nervous system receptors.
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).6
Hrabovska, "Low plasma cholinesterase activities are associated with deficits in spatial orientation, reduced ability to perform basic activities of daily living, and low body mass index in patients with progressed alzheimer's disease," Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol.
Association between life-threatening cocaine toxicity and plasma cholinesterase activity.
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) assay and determination of aldosterone, vasopressin and plasma cholinesterase activity
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).
These agents are predominantly metabolised by plasma cholinesterase. Metabolism may be slower in patients with genetically abnormal pseudocholinesterase.
A naturally occurring molecular form of human plasma cholinesterase is an albumin conjugate.
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. (1) The analyses and tools used are familiar to the Chemical Corps.