reductase(redirected from 5-alpha reductase)
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Any of various enzymes that catalyze the reduction of an organic compound.
(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction
[C20: from reduction + -ase]
re•duc•tase(rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -teɪz)
any enzyme acting as a reducing agent.
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|Noun||1.||reductase - an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance|
5-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, HMG-CoA reductase - a liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
n. reductasa, enzima que actúa como catalítico en el proceso de reducción.