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Medical Term:

alcohol dehydrogenase

Pronunciation: al′kŏ-hol dē-hi-droj′e-nās


An oxidoreductase that reversibly converts an alcohol to an aldehyde (or ketone) with NAD+ as the hydride acceptor; ethanol + NAD+ ⇄ acetaldehyde + NADH.

See Also: alcohol dehydrogenase (acceptor), alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+)

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