sphingomyelinase

noun
sphin·​go·​my·​elin·​ase | \ -ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce sphingomyelinase (audio) \

Medical Definition of sphingomyelinase

: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin and are lacking in some metabolic deficiency diseases (as Niemann-Pick disease) in which sphingomyelin accumulates in bodily organs (as the spleen and liver)

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“Sphingomyelinase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphingomyelinase. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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