Human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE: EC; OMIM 177400), also called serum cholinesterase and pseudo-cholinesterase, is one of the enzymes routinely measured for liver function in serum. Butyrylcholinesterase is a plasma esterase that hydrolyzes acetylcholine, other choline esters, and choline ester-containing drugs such as succinylcholine. Except for agricultural chemical poisoning and hepatic dysfunction, low serum cholinesterase is usually caused by mutations in the BChE gene. To identify inherited abnormalities, both biochemical and genetic methods are used. Phenotypic and genetic polymorphism exist in the BChE gene in different ethnic groups; some of the polymorphism has been related to drug metabolism and disease occurrence. Here the detection and clinical implications of phenotypic and genetic polymorphism are described.

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Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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