noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme present in the blood and certain organs which hydrolyses acetylcholine more slowly than acetylcholinesterase.
- 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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