noun. an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid).
Example sentences of the word cholinesterase
1. Noun, singular or mass
Common cholinesterase inhibitors that your dog may come into contact with are organophosphates and carbamates and can enter a body by touching the skin, inhaling them or eating them.
2. Verb, base form
Mammals, including dogs, are also vulnerable to cholinesterase inhibitors.
It prevents cholinesterase enzymes from destroying acetylcholine, which increases acetylcholine concentrations and enables it to reach acetylcholine receptors, allowing muscles to contract normally and with more strength.