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View in Spanish: Transaminasa glutámico-oxalacética sérica

Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SEER-um GLOO-tuh-mayt ahk-SA-loh-uh-SEE-tik tranz-A-mih-nays)
An enzyme found in the liver, heart, and other tissues. A high level of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase released into the blood may be a sign of liver or heart damage, cancer, or other diseases. Also called aspartate transaminase and SGOT.



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