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alkaline phosphatase


Medical Definition of ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE

:  any of the phosphatases (as phosphomonoesterase from blood plasma or milk) optimally active in alkaline medium and occurring in especially high concentrations in bone, the liver, the kidneys, and the placenta


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