acatalasia


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acatalasia

[¦ā·ka·tə′lā·zhē·ə or zhə]
(medicine)
Congenital absence of the enzyme catalase.
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The absence of CAT in the blood and other tissues in the human body leads to the occurrence of acatalasia, which is manifested by recurrent inflammation of the gums and ulcers in the mouth, or hypocatalasia.