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Lactates

Synonym(s)

  • lactate

Definition(s)

Salts or esters of lactic acid.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Metabolic intermediate involved in many biochemical processes; the end product of glycolysis, which provides energy anaerobically in skeletal muscle during heavy exercise; can be oxidized aerobically in the heart for energy production or can be converted back to glucose in the liver; also the end product of fermentation in several bacterial species.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014