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isovalericacidemia

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