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Chemical Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Name Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Equivalent Terms Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors | Agents, Anticholinesterase | Anticholinesterase Agents | Anticholinesterase Drugs | Anticholinesterases | Anti Cholinesterases | Anti-Cholinesterases | Cholinesterase Inhibitors, Irreversible | Cholinesterase Inhibitors, Reversible | Drugs, Anticholinesterase | Inhibitors, Acetylcholinesterase | Inhibitors, Cholinesterase | Inhibitors, Irreversible Cholinesterase | Inhibitors, Reversible Cholinesterase | Irreversible Cholinesterase Inhibitors | Reversible Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Definition Drugs that inhibit cholinesterases. The neurotransmitter ACETYLCHOLINE is rapidly hydrolyzed, and thereby inactivated, by cholinesterases. When cholinesterases are inhibited, the action of endogenously released acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses is potentiated. Cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used clinically for their potentiation of cholinergic inputs to the gastrointestinal tract and urinary bladder, the eye, and skeletal muscles; they are also used for their effects on the heart and the central nervous system.
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MeSH® ID D002800
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