Definition of acetylcholine
: a neurotransmitter [C7H16NO2]+ released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline
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These nerve poisons can inhibit an enzyme called cholinesterase, which breaks down a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
All of them impair the function of neuromuscular nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
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Origin and Etymology of acetylcholine
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of acetylcholine
: a neurotransmitter [C7H16NO2]+ released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions, active in the transmission of nerve impulses, and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline
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