NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- lactate dehydrogenase
- listen (LAK-tayt dee-hy-DRAH-jeh-nays)
- One of a group of enzymes found in the blood and other body tissues and involved in energy production in cells. An increased amount of lactate dehydrogenase in the blood may be a sign of tissue damage and some types of cancer or other diseases. Also called lactic acid dehydrogenase and LDH.