Meaning of lactate dehydrogenase

lac'tate dehy'drogenase

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— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. 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
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