Definition of phosphatase in English:


Line breaks: phos|phat¦ase
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfəteɪz


[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyses 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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