butyrylcholinesterase

noun bu·tyr·yl·cho·lin·es·ter·ase \ ˌbyü-tə-rəl-ˌkō-lə-ˈne-stə-ˌrās , -ˌrāz \

Definition of butyrylcholinesterase

:an enzyme related to acetylcholinesterase that has a soluble form occurring chiefly in blood plasma and promoting the hydrolysis of choline esters called also cholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase

First Known Use of butyrylcholinesterase

1952


Medical Dictionary

butyrylcholinesterase

noun bu·tyr·yl·cho·lin·es·ter·ase \ ˌbyüt-ə-rəl-ˌkō-lə-ˈnes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz \

medical Definition of butyrylcholinesterase

:an enzyme related to acetylcholinesterase that has a soluble form occurring chiefly in blood plasma and promoting the hydrolysis of choline esters called also cholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase

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