Meaning of acetylcholine
Pronunciation: (u-sēt"l-kō'lēn, u-set"-, as"i-tl-), [key]
- the acetic acid ester of choline, CHNO, released and hydrolyzed during nerve conduction and causing muscle action by transmitting nerve impulses across synapses.
- this substance used in its chloride form in eye surgery. Abbr.: ACh
- acetylcholine (Thesaurus)