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English definition of “CYP”


noun [C or U]     /ˌsiː.waɪˈpiː/ US  /ˈsiːˌwɑɪˈpiː/ specialized
abbreviation for cytochrome P450: a large group of enzymes that change drugs that are taken into the body , eventually getting rid of them from the body . They may affect how well a particular drug works Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of CYP noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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