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Medical Term:

15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-pros'ta-glan'din de'hi-dro'jen-as

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of prostaglandins, rendering them inactive, by converting the 15-hydroxyl group to a keto group using NAD+.

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