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.
lactate dehydrogenase n.
Any of a class of enzymes found in the liver, kidneys, striated muscle, and heart muscle that catalyze the reversible conversion of pyruvate and lactate.
[lak-teyt] /ˈlæk teɪt/ verb (used without object), lactated, lactating. 1. to produce milk. /ˈlækteɪt/ noun 1. an ester or salt of lactic acid /ˈlækteɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) (of mammals) to produce or secrete milk v. “secrete milk from the breasts,” 1889, probably a back-formation from lactation. Related: Lactated; lactating. n. 1794, from stem of lactic […]
[lak-tey-shuh n] /lækˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the secretion or formation of milk. 2. the period of milk production. /lækˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the secretion of milk from the mammary glands after parturition 2. the period during which milk is secreted n. 1660s, “process of suckling an infant,” from French lactation, from Late Latin lactationem (nominative lactatio) […]
- Lactation amenorrhea
lactation amenorrhea n. Physiological suppression of menstruation while nursing.
- Lactation tetany
noun 1. (vet science) another name for hypomagnesaemia