Meaning of "e"-type cholinesterase

an enzyme that causes rapid hydrolysis of acetylcholine. Its action serves to stop excitation of a nerve after transmission of an impulse.

a·ce·tyl·cho·li·nes·ter·ase

ə-sēt′l-kō′lə-nĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′

acetylcholinesterase

(ə-sēt'l-kō 'Lə-nĕs'tə-rās', -rāz')
n.
An enzyme in the blood and in certain tissues that catalyzes the hydrolysis of acetylcholine.

acetylcholinesterase

əˈsiːtaɪlˌkəʊliːnˈɛstərˌeɪz; ˈæsɪtaɪl-

acetylcholinesterase

( siːtaɪlˌkəʊliːnɛstərˌeɪz; æsɪtaɪl- )
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and, therefore, to deactivate nerve excitement

a•ce•tyl•cho•lin•es•ter•ase

(əˌsit lˌkoʊ ləˈnɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, əˌsɛt-, ˌæs ɪ tl-)

a • ce • tyl • cho • lin • es • ter • ase

(əˌsit lˌkoʊ lənɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, əˌsɛt-, ˌÆs ɪ tl-) n n n.
an enzyme that counteracts the effects of acetylcholine by hydrolyzing it to choline and acetate.
[1945-50]