Definition of pseudocholinesterase in English:


Line breaks: pseudo|cholin|ester|ase
Pronunciation: /ˌsjuːdəʊˌkəʊlɪˈnɛstəreɪz


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme present in the blood and certain organs which hydrolyses acetylcholine more slowly than acetylcholinesterase.
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    • He reviews the field from the genetic variation in plasma cholinesterase (pseudocholinesterase) reported in 1956 to current investigations into interethnic frequency differences of enzyme variants.
    • Only small amounts are excreted unchanged in the urine. A genetic pseudocholinesterase deficiency could lead to increased cocaine levels.

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