lactate dehydrogenase

noun

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

called also lactic dehydrogenase

Examples of lactate dehydrogenase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The candombe drummers who showed rust urine after heavy drumming presented significantly higher levels of lactate dehydrogenase and total bilirubin when compared with those without urine abnormalities. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2012 Instead, the biggest difference was in the blood levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase, both markers of muscle damage, which were significantly elevated immediately after the race and 24 hours later in the crampers. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 1 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lactate dehydrogenase was in 1966

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“Lactate dehydrogenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactate%20dehydrogenase. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

lactate dehydrogenase

noun
: 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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