Definitions for "Carbonic Anhydrase"
An enzyme that aids in the breakdown of bicarbonate into carbon dioxide and water. This enzyme is crucial to the ability of cells to get rid of hydrogen ions and maintain the level of cell acidity.
Enzymes that catalyze the hydration of carbon dioxide and the dehydration of bicarbonate. Critical for such processes as production of gastric acid.
An enzyme that catalyzes the reaction H2O + CO2 H2CO3; important in carbon dioxide transport, gastric acid secretion, and renal pH regulation.