[ al-kap-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r- ]
/ ælˌkæp təˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər- /
excessive excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine, caused by a hereditary abnormality of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
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Medical definitions for alkaptonuria
An inherited disorder that affects phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism and leads to the excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine.homogentisuria
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