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A microkatal is a unit of measurement used in chemistry to describe
enzyme reactions. A catalyst starts or speeds up a chemical reaction. Enzymes
are proteins that act as catalysts in the body. A catalyst measures one katal
if it causes a chemical reaction at one mole per second. A liter is a measure
of volume that is a little more than a quart.
Some medical tests report results using microkatals per liter
October 2, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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