enzyme is a protein produced by the body to speed up a specific chemical reaction
in the body. The body produces many different kinds of enzymes for many different
body processes, such as digestion and blood clotting.
Some inherited diseases
are caused by problems with the production of certain enzymes. Doctors may measure
the levels of certain enzymes in a person's blood to help diagnose certain types of
disease, such as liver problems.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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