lactate dehydrogenase

noun

Definition of lactate dehydrogenase

: any of a group of isoenzymes that catalyze reversibly the conversion of pyruvic acid to lactic acid

called also lactic dehydrogenase

First Known Use of lactate dehydrogenase

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Lactate dehydrogenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactate%20dehydrogenase. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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lactate dehydrogenase

noun

Medical Definition of lactate dehydrogenase

: any of a group of isoenzymes that catalyze reversibly the conversion of pyruvic acid to lactic acid, are found especially in the liver, kidneys, striated muscle, and the myocardium, and tend to accumulate in the body when these organs or tissues are diseased or injured

called also lactic dehydrogenase

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