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lactate dehydrogenase

noun, Biochemistry
an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of pyruvate and lactate, an important step in carbohydrate metabolism: elevated serum levels indicate injury to kidney, skeletal muscle, or heart muscle.
Abbreviation: LDH. Unabridged
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lactate dehydrogenase in Medicine

lactate dehydrogenase n.
Abbr. LDH
Any of a class of enzymes found in the liver, kidneys, striated muscle, and heart muscle that catalyze the reversible conversion of pyruvate and lactate.

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