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alanine aminotransferase


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 04, 2015
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