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* * *acid phosphatase n a phosphatase (as the phosphomonoesterase from the prostate gland) optimally active in acid medium
* * *ac·id phos·pha·tase (asґid fosґfə-tās) [EC 18.104.22.168] an enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyzes the cleavage of orthophosphate from orthophosphoric monoesters under acid conditions. The enzyme is found in mammalian liver, spleen, bone marrow, plasma and formed blood elements, and prostate gland. The determination of serum acid phosphatase activity is an important diagnostic test. Called also phosphomonoesterase.
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