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An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the body, thereby increasing tissue permeability to fluids. Also called spreading factor.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, thus decreasing the viscosity of the medium containing the acid
[C20: hyalo- + Greek ouron urine + -id3 + -ase]
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hy•a•lu•ron•i•dase(ˌhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)
an enzyme that decreases viscosity in the tissue spaces of the body by breaking down hyaluronic acid: used as an ingredient for diffusing injected drugs.
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|Noun||1.||hyaluronidase - an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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