- an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of histamine, used in treating allergies.
Origin of histaminase
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- an enzyme, occurring in the digestive system, that inactivates histamine by removal of its amino groupAlso called: diamine oxidase
histaminase(hĭ-stăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, hĭs′tə-mə-)
- An enzyme that inactivates histamine and is found in the digestive system.