Cholinesterase vs Pseudocholinesterase - What's the difference?

cholinesterase | pseudocholinesterase |


As nouns the difference between cholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase

is that cholinesterase is (enzyme) an enzyme, in muscles, nerves etc, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of acetylcholine while pseudocholinesterase is one of the two types of cholinesterase (the other being acetylcholinesterase), found primarily in the liver where it hydrolyses butyrylcholine.

cholinesterase

English

Noun

(wikipedia cholinesterase) (en noun)
  • (enzyme) An enzyme, in muscles, nerves etc, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of acetylcholine
  • 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