chymopapain


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chymopapain

 [ki″mo-pah-pān´]
a proteolytic enzyme from the tropical tree Carica papaya, used in chemonucleolysis of a herniated disk in the lumbar region.

chy·mo·pa·pa·in

(kī'mō-pap-ā'in),
A cysteine proteinase similar to papain in specificity; on rare occasions, it is used to shrink herniated intervertebral discs as an alternative to surgery; used as a meat tenderizer. It is the major endopeptidase of papaya.

chymopapain

/chy·mo·pa·pain/ (ki″mo-pah-pān´) a cysteine endopeptidase from the tropical tree Carica papaya; it catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins and polypeptides with a specificity similar to that of papain and is used in chemonucleolysis.

chymopapain

(kī′mō-pə-pā′ĭn, -pī′ĭn)
n.
A proteolytic enzyme that is obtained from unripe papaya fruits and is similar to papain. It was formerly used in the United States to treat herniated intervertebral disks.

chymopapain

[kī′mōpəpā′ēn]
Etymology: Gk, chymos + Sp, papaya
a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the fruit of Carica papaya and related to papain. It is used in the treatment of prolapsed intervertebral or herniated disks.

Chymopapain

An enzyme from the milky white fluid of the papaya, used for medical purposes in chemonucleolysis.
Mentioned in: Chemonucleolysis

chymopapain

a proteolytic enzyme (a sulfhydryl proteinase) from the tropical tree Carica papaya, used in chemonucleolysis.
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