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lac'tate dehy'drogenase



Biochem.
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. Abbr.: LDH

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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