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Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia



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LDH in the glossary for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), an enzyme found in nearly all living cells. LDH catalyzes the reversible conversion of lactate to pyruvate.

​Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of lactate and pyruvate. It is expressed in nearly all living cells, particularly the kidneys, skeletal muscle, liver, and myocardium. It has five isoenzymes denoted LD1 to LD5. When the serum LD1 level is greater than the LD2 level this indicatives an acute myocardial infarction. This pattern occurs within 12 to 24 hours after the attack.1

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1.Miller-Keane and O’tool M. Miller Kean Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. 2003: 7th Edition. Elsevier eBook on VitalScience. Available from; https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/. Accessed November 12th, 2021
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