Michaelis-Menten kinetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Mi·​chae·​lis-Men·​ten kinetics -ˈmen-tən- How to pronounce Michaelis-Menten kinetics (audio)
: the behavior of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction with a single substrate especially as exhibited by plotting the velocity of the reaction against the concentration of the substrate which yields a hyperbolic curve approaching a horizontal asymptote rather than yielding a straight line as in nonenzymatic reactions and which has an equation of the form where v is the velocity of the reaction, V is the asymptotic value of the velocity, Km is the Michaelis constant, and s is the concentration of the substrate

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“Michaelis-Menten kinetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Michaelis-Menten%20kinetics. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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