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- n. Any of several disorders of porphyrin metabolism, usually hereditary, characterized by the presence of large amounts of porphyrins in the blood and urine.
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- n. Any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine.
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- n. a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion
Another symptom of porphyria is an intolerance to sulfur in foods.
JULIA GNUSE: I have a skin disorder called porphyria, which is similar to lupus, but it is not a life-threatening disease.
Another syndrome that sometimes goes hand in hand with HCV is called porphyria cutanea tarda.
BATH, England—Although historians today think that he suffered from a hereditary blood disorder called porphyria, not madness, King George III's erratic behavior has always baffled and intrigued in equal measure.
Later he told me that one of the patients he sees has porphyria, which is a disease that could be the origins of the vampire myth.
For decades, it's been relatively well accepted that the British monarch suffered from a metabolic disorder called porphyria, whose symptoms include abdominal discomfort and dark urine.
It seems likely that William was suffering from porphyria, which is an upset in metabolism resulting in inadequate utilization of chemicals known as porphyrins.
Some medical conditions may interact with Xanax: if you have glaucoma or a predisposition for glaucoma, liver problems, lung problems or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), muscle problems, depression, suicidal tendencies, a blood disorder known as porphyria, or a history of substance abuse or dependence.
I do eat more carbs then normal for many diabetics but I also have a condition known as AIP (Acute intermittent porphyria which is a rare autosomal dominant metabolic disorder which effects my production of heme - which also means one of the way to prevent attacks it to keep to a high carb plan not going below 150 grams in a day, which means I try to go no higher then 200 if I can well help it in a day).
After a few hours 'sleep, Strickland woke, unable to stop thinking about the potential porphyria trigger sequence.
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