cystinuria

[ sis-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r- ]
/ ˌsɪs təˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər- /
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noun Pathology.

an inherited metabolic disorder that results in the excessive excretion of certain amino acids, especially cystine, in the urine.

Origin of cystinuria

First recorded in 1850–55; cystine + -uria
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cystinuria

[ sĭs′tə-nurē-ə ]

n.

A hereditary condition characterized by excessive urinary excretion of cystine, lysine, arginine, and ornithine, caused by a defect in the renal tubules that impairs reabsorption of these acids.

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