hist aminase

histaminase

[hi-stam-uh-neys, -neyz]
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of histamine, used in treating allergies.

Origin:
1925–30; histamine + -ase

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histaminase (hɪˈstæmɪˌneɪs)
 
n
Also called: diamine oxidase an enzyme, occurring in the digestive system, that inactivates histamine by removal of its amino group

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histaminase his·tam·i·nase (hĭ-stām'ə-nās', -nāz', hĭs'tə-mə-)
n.
An enzyme that inactivates histamine and is found in the digestive system.

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