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activated acetaldehyde


Definition: the activated form of acetaldehyde that is formed during the decarboxylation of active pyruvate. Formed in alcohol fermentation and in carbohydrate metabolism.

Synonym(s): α-hydroxyethylthiamin pyrophosphate

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