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View in Spanish: Deshidrogenasa láctica

Lactic acid dehydrogenase (LAK-tik A-sid dee-hy-DRAH-jeh-nays)
One of a group of enzymes found in the blood and other body tissues, and involved in energy production in cells. An increased amount in the blood may be a sign of tissue damage and some types of cancer or other diseases. Also called lactate dehydrogenase and LDH.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.