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acetylcholine

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noun ace·tyl·cho·line \ə-ˌse-təl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, -ˌsē-; ˈa-sə-ˌtēl-\

Definition of acetylcholine

  1. :  a neurotransmitter [C7H16NO2]+ released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline



Origin of acetylcholine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

acetylcholine

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noun ace·tyl·cho·line \ə-ˌset-əl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, -ˌsēt-; ˌas-ə-ˌtēl-\

Medical Definition of acetylcholine

  1. :  a neurotransmitter C7H17NO3 released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions, active in the transmission of nerve impulses, and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline

  2. ace·tyl·cho·lin·ic \-kō-ˈlin-ik\play adjective





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