gamma glutamyl transferase


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gamma glutamyl transferase

Abbreviation: GGT
An enzyme present in the liver and biliary tree that is used to diagnose liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic diseases. Elevated levels of GGT are often found in people who use drugs (such as alcohol) that are metabolized by the liver.
See also: transferase
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Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) is a very sensitive enzymatic indicator of hepatobiliary disease.
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