Acetylcholinesterase vs Pseudocholinesterase - What's the difference?

acetylcholinesterase | pseudocholinesterase |


As nouns the difference between acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase

is that acetylcholinesterase is acetylcholinesterase while pseudocholinesterase is one of the two types of cholinesterase (the other being acetylcholinesterase), found primarily in the liver where it hydrolyses butyrylcholine.

acetylcholinesterase

Noun

  • (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
  • pseudocholinesterase

    English

    Noun

  • One of the two types of cholinesterase (the other being acetylcholinesterase), found primarily in the liver where it hydrolyses butyrylcholine.
  • Synonyms

    * acylcholine acylhydrolase * butyrylcholinesterase * plasma cholinesterase