Medical Dictionary

alanine aminotransferase

noun

Definition of ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE

:  an enzyme which promotes transfer of an amino group from glutamic acid to pyruvic acid and which when present in abnormally high levels in the blood is a diagnostic indication of liver disease—abbreviation ALT; called also glutamic pyruvic transaminase
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears