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deamination The removal of an amino group (–NH2) from a compound. Enzymatic deamination occurs in the liver and is important in amino-acid metabolism, especially in their degradation and subsequent oxidation (see also oxidative deamination). The amino group is removed as ammonia and excreted, either unchanged or as urea or uric acid.

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deamination (dee-ami-nay-shŏn) n. a process that occurs in the liver during the metabolism of amino acids. The amino group (–NH2) is removed from an amino acid and converted to ammonia, which is ultimately converted to urea and excreted.

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deamination The removal of an amino group (NH2) from an organic compound.

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