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Why would inhibitors of cholisterase help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Myasthenia gravisis an autoimmune disease causing antibodies for the muscle receptor for acetylcholine which is the neurotransmitter resonsible for signal transmission between a nerve and muscle.
Cholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down actyl choline after it has done its job at the junction between muscle and nerve.If the enzyme is suppressed there is more ach around and this helps with sympt.

In brief: See below

Myasthenia gravisis an autoimmune disease causing antibodies for the muscle receptor for acetylcholine which is the neurotransmitter resonsible for signal transmission between a nerve and muscle.
Cholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down actyl choline after it has done its job at the junction between muscle and nerve.If the enzyme is suppressed there is more ach around and this helps with sympt.
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