alcohol dehydrogenase

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al·co·hol de·hy·dro·gen·ase (ADH),

(al'kŏ-hol dē-hi-droj'e-nās),
An oxidoreductase that reversibly converts an alcohol to an aldehyde (or ketone) with NAD+ as the hydride acceptor; for example, ethanol + NAD+ ⇄ acetaldehyde + NADH.
See also: alcohol dehydrogenase (acceptor), alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+).
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alcohol dehydrogenase

n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes or ketones.
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al·co·hol de·hy·dro·gen·ase

(ADH) (al'kŏ-hol dē-hī-droj'en-ās)
An oxidoreductase that reversibly converts an alcohol to an aldehyde (or ketone) with NAD+ as the H acceptor. For example, ethanol + NAD+↔ acetaldehyde+ NADH. Plays an important role in alcoholism.
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