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1. a subclass of the transferases, comprising the enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a high-energy group from a donor (usually ATP) to an acceptor, and named, according to the acceptor, as creatine kinase, fructokinase, etc.
2. an enzyme that activates a zymogen, named, according to its source, such as enterokinase, streptokinase, etc.


A phosphotransferase or a kinase.
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Caption: Fig 2 shows the differences between the two groups (experimental and control) in malondialdehyde (MDA), creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and Serum uric acid (UA)
There were no significant differences in acid-base status, electrolytes, or Creatinine Phosphokinase levels at 48 hours between groups (data not shown).
A high fructose intake will increase uric acid production via the phosphokinase shunt.
The clinical significance of serial creatine phosphokinase estimations in acute Ward adminisions.
In addition to raised creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, his biochemical profile showed hypothyroidism.
Fifty five patients between the age group of 40 to 80 years with the history of Ischemic heart disease(IHD), Congestive cardiac failure (CCF), Myocardial infarction (MI), Angina pectoris, as confirmed with ECG changes and certain serum enzyme levels like glutamic oxaloacetic acid, creatinine, phosphokinase, visiting the Department of Cardiology, formed our study group.
Creatine phosphokinase and aspartate aminotransverase profiles and its relation to the severity of uterine torsion in Egyptian buffalo.
If the patient is having weakness, he'll check the creatinine phosphokinase level.
As Table 2 presents, patients with an adverse outcome (exitus letalis) tended to have lower values of Red blood cells, Hemoglobin, Leukocytes, Blood sugar, Creatine phosphokinase, Creatine phosphokinase--MB compared with those who survived.
Safety of simvastatin was evaluated by measuring serum almandine aminotransferase (ALT), creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) and bilirubin at baseline, 4 , 8 and 12 week.
Total protein, creatin phosphokinase, white blood cell, red blood cell, hemoglobin and globulin were analyzed by using a whole blood analyzer (VetScan, ABAXIS, CA, USA), and triglyceride and cholesterol were analyzed by using a serum analyzer (Vetabc, Scil, Viernheim, Germany) as specified by the manufacturer.

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