histidinemia

[ hĭs′tĭ-də-nēmē-ə ]

n.

A hereditary disorder characterized by an elevation of histidine levels in the blood, excretion of histidine in the urine due to deficient histidase activity, and often manifested clinically by mild mental retardation.

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