Longest acting anti-cholinesterase -

Longest acting anti-cholinesterase -
a) Pyridostigmine
b) Ambenonium
c) Edrophonium
d) Echothiophate

Correct Answer - D
Ans. D. Echothiophate
There are two basic categories of cholinesterase inhibitors:

  1. Reversible inhibitors
  2. Irreversible inhibitors
    The reversible inhibitors produce effects of moderate duration, and
    the irreversible inhibitors produce effects of long duration.
    Echothiophate is irreversible inhibitor à long acting.