Definition of phosphatase in English:

phosphatase

Syllabification: phos·pha·tase
Pronunciation: /ˈfäsfəˌtās
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of organic phosphates in a specified (acid or alkaline) environment.
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    • The granules contain several enzymes: alkaline phosphatase, collagenase, and lysozyme.
    • Patients presenting with obstructive jaundice show increases in serum bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and glutamyl transferase.
    • Laboratory findings included elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase and lactate dehydrogenase.

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