Definition of hyaluronidase
: a mucolytic enzyme that facilitates the spread of fluids through tissues by lowering the viscosity of hyaluronic acid
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Fillers made with hyaluronic acid — such as Juvederm and Restylane — can be injected with hyaluronidase to dissolve the acid.
Because HA is not permanent, your dermatologist can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase.
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Origin and Etymology of hyaluronidase
International Scientific Vocabulary, from hyaluronic (acid) + -idase (as in glucosidase)
First Known Use: 1940See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of hyaluronidase
: a mucolytic enzyme that splits and lowers the viscosity of hyaluronic acid facilitating the spreading of fluid through tissues either advantageously (as in the absorption of drugs) or disadvantageously (as in the dissemination of infection), that occurs in many normal tissues, in malignant growths, in invasive bacteria, and in certain venoms, and that is used especially to aid in the dispersion of fluids (as local anesthetics) injected subcutaneously for therapeutic purposes—called also spreading factor
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