Skip to Content

proenzyme

Pronunciation: pro-en'zim

Definition: The precursor of an enzyme, requiring some change (usually the hydrolysis of an inhibiting fragment that masks an active grouping) to render it active; pepsinogen, trypsinogen, profibrolysin.

Synonym(s): zymogen

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide