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Medical Term:

hexosaminidase A

Definition

a hydrolytic enzyme that acts on ganglioside GM2, producing N-acetyl-d-galactosamine and ganglioside GM3; a deficiency of this enzyme is associated with Tay-Sachs disease.

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