Cholinesterase Inhibitors

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  • Cholinesterase inhibitors are chemical compounds that inhibit the enzyme cholinesterase. Blockade of AChE function leads to excess ACh in synapses of the ANS and SNS.
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors are divided into two classes:
    • Organophosphates (OPs)
    • Carbamates

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  • Cholinesterase inhibitors are chemical compounds that inhibit the enzyme cholinesterase. Blockade of AChE function leads to excess ACh in synapses of the ANS and SNS.
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors are divided into two classes:
    • Organophosphates (OPs)
    • Carbamates

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