lactic dehydrogenasemedical dictionary


<cell biology> The enzyme that catalyses the formation and removal of lactate according to the equation: pyruvate + NADH = lactate NAD.

<cell culture> The appearance of lactic dehydrogenase in the medium is often used as an indication of cell death and the release of cytoplasmic constituents.

Acronym: LDH

(25 Jun 1999)