n. a synthetic, non-specific cholinesterase enzyme identified in the liver and related tissues. It assists in regulating the level of acetylcholine in the central nervous system. It is also inhibited by certain drugs used in managing Alzheimer's disease.

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE: "Butyrylcholinesterase is one of two types of cholinesterase, the other being acetylcholinesterase."
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