ornithine decarboxylase

noun

Medical Definition of ornithine decarboxylase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of ornithine to form putrescine

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ornithine carbamoyltransferase

ornithine decarboxylase

ornithine transcarbamoylase

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“Ornithine decarboxylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ornithine%20decarboxylase. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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