enterokinase


en·tero·ki·nase

noun \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of ENTEROKINASE

:  an enzyme especially of the duodenal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

Origin of ENTEROKINASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1902

en·tero·ki·nase

noun \ˌent-ə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENTEROKINASE

: an enzyme especially of the upper intestinal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

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