Noun Acetylcholine Definition and Examples







A compound which occurs throughout the nervous system, in which it functions as a neurotransmitter.
  1. 'In someone with Alzheimer's, cholinesterase breaks down and destroys acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter chemical.'
  2. 'However, acetylcholine, the first neurotransmitter to be identified, was not isolated until the early 1920s.'


1. Biochemistry. the acetic acid ester of choline, C 7 H 17 NO 3 , released and hydrolyzed during nerve conduction and causing muscle action by transmitting nerve impulses across synapses.

2. Pharmacology. this substance used in its chloride form in eye surgery.Abbreviation:ACh.


"There can be acetylcholine signals."
"There can be acetylcholine releases."
"acetylcholines can be in neurons."
"acetylcholines can be in contractions."
"acetylcholines can be in brains."
"acetylcholines can be from vesicles."
"acetylcholines can be from synapses."
"acetylcholines can be from hippocampuses."
"acetylcholines can be at junctions."
"acetylcholines can be at ganglias."
"acetylcholines can be as transmitters."

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