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Medical Term:

carnosinase

Pronunciation: kar′nō-si-nās

Definition: Mammalian enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of carnosine, producing histidine and β-alanine; a deficiency of the serum enzyme leads to elevated carnosine levels.

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