Butyrylcholine vs Pseudocholinesterase - What's the difference?

butyrylcholine | pseudocholinesterase |


As nouns the difference between butyrylcholine and pseudocholinesterase

is that butyrylcholine is a synthetic acetylcholine-like molecule, with activation of some of the same receptors, which is hydrolysed by acetylcholinesterase and (more efficiently) by butyrylcholinesterase while pseudocholinesterase is one of the two types of cholinesterase (the other being acetylcholinesterase), found primarily in the liver where it hydrolyses butyrylcholine.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

butyrylcholine

English

Noun

(-) (wikipedia butyrylcholine)
  • A synthetic acetylcholine-like molecule, with activation of some of the same receptors, which is hydrolysed by acetylcholinesterase and (more efficiently) by butyrylcholinesterase.
  • 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