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Lesch-Nyhan syndrome

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n.
A metabolic disorder that occurs in males, is associated with an enzyme deficiency, and is characterized by hyperuricemia and uric acid urolithiasis, choreoathetosis, mental retardation, spastic cerebral palsy, and self-mutilation of fingers and lips by biting.
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