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Definition of "transaminase" []

  • Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze transamination. Also called aminotransferase. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transaminase" in a sentence
  • "Because transient elevations of serum transaminase levels have been observed during the course of succimer therapy, serum transaminases should be monitored prior to the initiation of therapy and at least weekly during therapy, particularly in patients with a history of liver disease."
  • "Alanine transaminase ALT: Reflects liver function in conjunction with other tests."
  • "ALT (alanine transaminase)/SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) - measures the amount of this enzyme, which the liver produces and stores."