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Medical Term:

phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (decarboxylating)

Pronunciation: fos'fo-glu'ko-nat de-hi'dro-jen-as de'kar-boks'i-lat'ing

Definition: An enzyme, part of the pentose phosphate shunt, which catalyzes the reaction of 6-phospho-d-gluconate and NADP+ to produce CO2, NADPH, and d-ribulose 5-phosphate.

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