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There is 1 glossary search result for:   Acetylcholinesterase




Definition:
An enzyme found in the synaptic cleft at cholinergic synapses. It degrades acetylcholine to choline and acetate and, thus, terminates the action of acetylcholine at the synapse. Neither choline nor acetate can bind to acetylcholine receptors (nicotinic or muscarinic).









Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015