histaminase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1930 a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines

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  • histaminase — [his tam′i nās΄] n. [ HISTAMIN(E) + ASE] an enzyme found in the animal digestive system, capable of inactivating histamine …   English World dictionary

  • histaminase — noun enzyme that acts as a catalyst in converting histidine to histamine • Hypernyms: ↑enzyme * * * hiˈstamə̇ˌnās, ˈhistəm , āz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary histamine + ase : a flavoprotein enzyme occurring widely in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • histaminase — /hi stam euh nays , nayz /, n. Biochem., Pharm. an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of histamine, used in treating allergies. [1925 30; HISTAMINE + ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • histaminase — noun a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines …   Wiktionary

  • histaminase — SYN: amine oxidase (copper containing). * * * his·ta·mi·nase his tam ə .nās, his tə mə , .nāz n a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines called also diamine oxidase * * * n. an enzyme, widely distributed …   Medical dictionary

  • Histaminase — His|t|a|mi|na|se [↑ Histamin u. ↑ ase], die; : svw. ↑ Diamin Oxidase …   Universal-Lexikon

  • histaminase — n. enzyme which is used in treating allergies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • histaminase — his·ta·mi·nase …   English syllables

  • histaminase — n. an enzyme, widely distributed in the body, that is responsible for the inactivation of histamine …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • histaminase — his•tam•i•nase [[t]hɪˈstæm əˌneɪs, ˌneɪz[/t]] n. biochem. an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of histamine, used in treating allergies • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

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