histaminase
SYN: amine oxidase (copper-containing).

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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

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n.
an enzyme, widely distributed in the body, that is responsible for the inactivation of histamine.

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his·tam·i·nase (his-tamґĭ-nās) amine oxidase (copper-containing).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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

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  • 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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