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Acetaldehyde refers to toxic substance produced by the metabolism of alcohol

Acetaminophen refers to aspirin-like analgesic. The name in European countries is Paracetamol.

Acetic acid refers to a chemical that the body uses as a source of energy.

Acetycholine refers to a neurotransmitter involved in REM sleep, that plays a role in learning, memory, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and causes the skeletal muscle fibres to contract.

Acetylcholine also known as ACh refers to one (1) of the major neurotransmitters of the autonomic nervous system which is released by neurons to activate muscles and linked with memory processes that is found both in the brain and in the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system Acetylcholine is a chemical similar to an amino acid, except that the NH2 group has been replaced by an N(CH3)3 group. Acetylcholine is also known as Choline.
Acetylcholinesterase refers to the enzyme that breaks acetylcholine into acetate and choline

Acetylsalicylic acid is the chemical name for aspirin
- ACh (Acetylcholine) : - ACh (Acetylcholine ) : ACh is the short form of Acetylcholine which refers to a type of neurotransmitter. It is a chemical that is used by neurons to communicate with other neurons and with parts of the body. It is also used by the part of the nervous system that is responsible for resting and digesting. It causes the lowers blood pressure and slows down heart rate and breathing rate. ACh is also known as Choline.