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Medical Term:

3-mercaptopyruvate

Pronunciation: mer-kap'to-pi-ru'vat

Definition: The transaminated product of cysteine; formed in cysteine catabolism; elevated in people with a deficiency of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase.

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