Definition of acetylcholine in English:

acetylcholine

Syllabification: a·ce·tyl·cho·line
Pronunciation: /əˌsētlˈkōˌlēn, ˌasitl-
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
A compound that occurs throughout the nervous system, in which it functions as a neurotransmitter.
More example sentences
  • In someone with Alzheimer's, cholinesterase breaks down and destroys acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter chemical.
  • All nerve agents act by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
  • Possible modulators of growth include acetylcholine, dopamine, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, and glucagon.

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