alcohol dehydrogenase


noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol and other alcohols to acetaldehyde using NAD+, the first step in the metabolism of alcohol by the liver.

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Medical definitions for alcohol dehydrogenase

alcohol dehydrogenase

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde as the first step in its metabolism by the liver.
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