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alcohol dehydrogenase

noun

Medical Definition of alcohol dehydrogenase

  1. :  any of various dehydrogenases that catalyze reversibly the conversion between an alcohol and an aldehyde or ketone that in humans are zinc-containing dimers found especially in the liver and gastric mucosa which catalyze the oxidation of an alcohol (as ethanol) to an aldehyde (as acetaldehyde) in the presence of NAD




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