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Medical Term:

5-lipooxygenase

Pronunciation: li-po-oks'e-jen-as

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to 5-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid and then to leukotriene A4.

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