One of a group of enzymes found in the blood and other body tissues, and involved in energy production in cells. An increased amount in the blood may be a sign of tissue damage and some types of cancer or other diseases. Also called lactate dehydrogenase and lactic acid dehydrogenase.
Last updated: 2016-01-06
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)