alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (ă-mee-noh-trans-fer-ayz) n. an enzyme involved in the transamination of amino acids. Measurement of ALT in the serum is of use in the diagnosis and study of acute liver disease. It was formerly called serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT).
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