acetaldehydemia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

acetaldehyde +‎ -emia

Noun[edit]

acetaldehydemia (countable and uncountable, plural acetaldehydemias)

  1. (pathology) The presence of acetaldehydes in the blood
    • 2015 August 18, Akira Yokoyama et al., “Alcohol Dehydrogenase-1B (rs1229984) and Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-2 (rs671) Genotypes Are Strong Determinants of the Serum Triglyceride and Cholesterol Levels of Japanese Alcoholic Men”, in PLoS ONE[1], volume 10, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133460:
      Most homozygous inactive ALDH2*2⁄*2 carriers are nondrinkers because they experience severe acetaldehydemia and unpleasant flushing responses if they drink alcohol.