histaminase


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his·tam·i·nase

 (hĭ-stăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, hĭs′tə-mə-)
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the inactivation of histamine and is found in the digestive system.

histaminase

(hɪˈstæmɪˌneɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme, occurring in the digestive system, that inactivates histamine by removal of its amino group. Also called: diamine oxidase

his•tam•i•nase

(hɪˈstæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz)

n.
an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of histamine, used in treating allergies.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.histaminase - enzyme that acts as a catalyst in converting histidine to histamine
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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65) Inhibition of monoamine oxidase and histaminase by isoniazid can cause significant drug-food interactions.
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