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phenylketonuria

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A genetic disorder in which the body lacks the enzyme necessary to metabolize phenylalanine to tyrosine. Left untreated, the disorder can cause brain damage and progressive mental retardation as a result of the accumulation of phenylalanine and its breakdown products.

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  • n. A metabolic disorder in which individuals lack the liver enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) which is needed to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency

Etymologies

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From phenyl +‎ ketonuria.

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