to introduce one or more groups into (a compound).
to become acetylated.
The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.
Researches on Cellulose C. F. Cross
(transitive) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
(intransitive) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
acetylation a·cet·y·la·tion (ə-sět’l-ā’shən)
A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.
Biochemistry. the acetic acid ester of , C 7 H 17 NO 3 , released and hydrolyzed during nerve conduction and causing muscle action by transmitting nerve impulses across synapses. Pharmacology. this substance used in its chloride form in eye surgery. Abbreviation: ACh. Historical Examples It inactivates an enzyme which controls the transmission of nerve […]
an enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter : its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs. noun an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and thus for switching off excitation of the nerve acetylcholinesterase a·ce·tyl·cho·lin·es·ter·ase (ə-sēt’l-kō’lə-něs’tə-rās’, -rāz’) n. Any of various enzymes in the blood and in certain […]
a substance, C 5 H 9 NO 3 S, used in solution as an inhalant to dissolve mucus in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema and also used as an antidote in acetaminophen poisoning.