isovalericacidemia

[ ī′sō-və-lîr′ĭ-kăs′ĭ-dēmē-ə, -lĕr′- ]

n.

An inherited disorder of leucine metabolism marked by excessive production of isovaleric acid upon protein ingestion or during infectious episodes and resulting in severe metabolic acidosis.

Nearby words

  1. isotretinoin,
  2. isotron,
  3. isotropic,
  4. isotype,
  5. isotypic,
  6. isovolumic,
  7. isoxsuprine,
  8. isozyme,
  9. isp,
  10. ispaghula


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