NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,070 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- aspartate transaminase
- listen (as-PAR-tayt tranz-A-mih-nays)
- An enzyme found in the liver, heart, and other tissues. A high level of aspartate transaminase released into the blood may be a sign of liver or heart damage, cancer, or other diseases. Also called serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase and SGOT.