What is the difference in function between acetylcholine and acetylcholinesterase?

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter while Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that inhibits its action.

Acetylcholine takes part in nervous co-ordination in transmission of nerve impulses. It acts as a neurotransmitter and conveys the nerve impulse through synaptic cleft i.e. the space between neurons. Acetylcholinesterase inhibits the neural transmission by breaking down acetylcholine.

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