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Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase or Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase--levels of GGT are elevated in hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases that obstruct the common duct but are normal in pregnancy and bone disease. Because it is not physiologically elevated in pregnancy or childhood, GGT has a role in detecting hepatobiliary disease. Drugs and alcohol ingestion, which induce microsomal enzymes, also elevate GGT; alone, it is a poor marker for alcoholic liver disease. Combined with transaminases, the detection of alcohol abuse becomes more secure. An enzyme contained in the liver that plays a role in metabolism. Elevated above normal in hepatitis
Bible DictionaryLabtests Abbreviations
gamma-glutamyltransferase; gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase

 

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