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A test for differentiation of one of different forms of atypical pseudocholinesterases that are unable to inactivate succinylcholine at usual rates; based upon percent inhibition of the enzymes by dibucaine, usual enzyme has a DN of 75 and above, heterozygous atypical enzyme has a DN of 40-70, and homozygous atypical enzyme has a DN of smaller than 20. See: fluoride number.
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