[sis-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-]
- an inherited metabolic disorder that results in the excessive excretion of certain amino acids, especially cystine, in the urine.
Origin of cystinuria
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In a case of cystinuria Udrànsky and E. Baumann have found 0·24 grm.
Stadthagen and Brieger have also found, in a case of cystinuria diamines, chiefly pentamethylenediamine.
- 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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