alanine aminotransferase

noun

variants or alanine transaminase
: an enzyme which promotes transfer of an amino group from glutamic acid to pyruvic acid and which when present in abnormally high levels in the blood is a diagnostic indication of liver disease or damage
The concentrations of some of these enzymes, such as the readily measured alanine aminotransferase, are frequently elevated in the blood of patients with active hepatitis. Thomas H. Maugh II, Science
abbreviation ALT

called also glutamic-pyruvic transaminase

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“Alanine aminotransferase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alanine%20aminotransferase. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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