Medical Definition of Thiaminase
1. 1. An enzyme present in raw fish that destroys thiamin and may produce thiamin deficiency in animals on a diet largely composed of raw fish. 2. A hydrolase cleaving thiamin into a pyrimidine moiety (i.e., 2-methyl-4-amino-5-hydroxymethylpyrimidine) and a thiazole moiety (i.e., 4-methyl-5-(2'-hydroxyethyl)-thiazole); the pyrimidine moiety may appear in the urine as pyramin. Synonym: thiaminase II. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiaminase
Literary usage of Thiaminase
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"This condition is not due to thiaminase, but to an agent with radiomimetic ... Cattle seem to be unaffected by thiaminase, although a depression in urinary ..."