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- n. A substance that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase.
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- n. Any agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
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- n. a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
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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."
Largely because the anticholinesterase nerve agents produce a unique and striking pattern of symptoms.
As an anticholinesterase, Mev also elicits cardiac depression by a vagomimetic action on the heart via accumulation of acetylcholine.
Correlation of electrophysiology with pathology, pathogenesis and anticholinesterase therapy in post-polio syndrome.
The UN team concluded from them that the patients had been exposed to an anticholinesterase agent "- nerve gas. (
Whether or not the toxin used in the IDF attacks was a known nerve gas, the evidence strongly suggests that it was a potent anticholinesterase poison -- a nerve gas by any other name. (see sidebar,
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