Definition of Phosphatase, acid
Phosphatase, acid: An enzyme that acts to liberate phosphate under acidic conditions and is made in the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and prostate gland. Abnormally high serum levels of acid phosphatase may indicate infection, injury, or cancer of the prostate.
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012
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