alkaptonuria

[ al-kap-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r- ]
/ ælˌkæp təˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər- /

noun Pathology.

excessive excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine, caused by a hereditary abnormality of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.

Nearby words

  1. alkane series,
  2. alkanet,
  3. alkanethiol,
  4. alkannin,
  5. alkapton,
  6. alkekengi,
  7. alkene,
  8. alkene series,
  9. alkermes,
  10. alkestis

Origin of alkaptonuria

First recorded in 1885–90; alkapton + -uria

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Medicine definitions for alkaptonuria

alkaptonuria

n.

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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