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Meaning of cholinesterase

cho•lin•es•ter•ase

Pronunciation: (kō"lu-nes'tu-rās", -rāz", kol"u-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme, found esp. in the heart, brain, and blood, that hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetic acid and choline.
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