sarcosinemia

[ sär′kə-sə-nēmē-ə ]

n.

A hereditary disorder of amino acid metabolism due to deficiency of an enzyme and characterized by elevated levels of sarcosine in blood plasma and excretion of sarcosine in the urine, failure to thrive, irritability, muscle tremors, and retarded motor and mental development.hypersarcosinemia

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