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Definition of "anticholinesterase" [anticholinesterase]

  • A substance that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anticholinesterase" in a sentence
  • "Whereas the anticholinesterase compounds, which have high acute toxicity (and hence are highly hazardous to the applicator), are readily and rapidly degraded in nature, the halogenated hydrocarbons are not."
  • "Bacq and Brown22 have more recently extended these observations to a series on artificial eserine analogues, and have found that the potentiating action on the response of mammalian muscle to single nerve volleys is, in fact, proportional, in the different compounds of the series, to the anticholinesterase action, as independently determined."
  • "The nerve gases that have been developed for warfare are known as "anticholinesterase agents.""