adenosine deaminase

noun

Medical Definition of adenosine deaminase

: an enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of adenosine to inosine and whose deficiency causes a form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease as a result of the accumulation of toxic metabolites which inhibit DNA synthesis abbreviation ADA

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adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

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“Adenosine deaminase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adenosine%20deaminase. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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