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.

Nearby words

  1. alcmene,
  2. alco-,
  3. alcock,
  4. alcock's canal,
  5. alcohol,
  6. alcohol dependence,
  7. alcohol-free,
  8. alcoholate,
  9. alcoholic,
  10. alcoholic cirrhosis

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