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Medical Term:

adenosine deaminase


Definition: an enzyme found in mammalian tissues, capable of catalyzing the deamination of adenosine, forming inosine and ammonia. A deficiency of adenosine deaminase can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

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