Definition of Bromelin

1. Noun. bromelein ¹

2. Noun. bromalin ¹

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Definition of Bromelin

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Bromelin

1. One of a group of peptide hydrolases, all thiol proteinases, obtained from pineapple stem; used in tenderizing meats and in producing hydrolysates of proteins; orally administered in the treatment of inflammation and oedema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bromelin

bromazine hydrochloride
bromcresol green
bromcresol purple
bromelin (current term)
bromhexine hydrochloride
bromic acid
bromide acne

Literary usage of Bromelin

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1. The Soluble Ferments and Fermentation by Joseph Reynolds Green (1901)
"The chief enzymes of the proteolytic class that have been examined with any minuteness are papain, obtained from the juice of Carica papaya; bromelin, ..."

2. Biochemical Catalysts in Life and Industry: Proteolytic Enzymes by Jean Effront (1917)
"DIGESTION OF HORSE SERUM BY bromelin. The data as to the products of hydrolysis ... It appears, however, that, by its action bromelin resembles pepsin more ..."

3. Forty years in the medical profession, 1858-1898 by John Janvier Black (1900)
"From this its active principle, bromelin, takes its name. We formerly looked upon pine-apple as a most unwholesome fruit in every way, as a breeder of all ..."

4. Studies in Physiological Chemistry: Being Reprints of the More Important by Russell Henry Chittenden (1901)
"In this connection it will be remembered that the corresponding vegetable enzyme bromelin, the proteolytic ferment of pineapple juice, ..."

5. Eating to Live: With Some Advice to the Gouty, the Rheumatic, and the by John Janvier Black (1906)
"Then the bromelin assists the digestion of all the ... So powerful is this bromelin that if persons eat the skin, the core, and the fibre, particularly, ..."

6. Studies from the Laboratory of Physiological Chemistry by Russell Henry Chittenden (1901)
"Indeed, we already know that in the action of bromelin there are certain minor differences at least in the primary or side- products formed as compared with ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"... same proteolytic action, which is tryptic ; although, as I have already pointed out, they seem to differ in activity, bromelin being the most active, ..."

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