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Medical Term:

Haber-Weiss reaction

Pronunciation: hah'ber wis

Definition: the reaction of superoxide (O2·-) with hydrogen peroxide to produce molecular oxygen (O2), hydroxide radical (OH·), and OH-; often, iron-catalyzed; a source of oxidative stress in blood cells and various tissues.

[F. Haber, J. J. Weiss]

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