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Definition of the noun alcaptonuria

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  1. a rare recessive metabolic anomaly marked by ochronosis and the presence of alkapton in the urine

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Google previewA Manual of general pathology for students (1903)

by Sidney Martin

Alcaptonuria is a curious condition resembling carboluria, in which the urine when alkaline Incomes brown, first at the surface and then throughout, till it is nearly black. It is not associated with any special diseased condition, although it occurs ...

Google previewAdvances in Food and Nutrition Research (1993)

Alcaptonuria is a rare hereditary disease characterized by the presence of homocysteic acid in the urine and subsequent development of degenerative joint disease (Krane, 1984). The disorder is accompanied by pigmentation of ...

Google previewA System of Clinical Medicine Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease (1912)

For Students and Practitioners by Thomas Dixon Savill

Alcaptonuria is a condition where the urine forms a pellicle on the surface and darkens from the surface downwards on standing exposed to the air, duo to the presence of dioxyphenyl acetic acid. It is an inborn error of metabolism,3 and has ...

Google previewThe Journal of Biological Chemistry (1910)


Alcaptonuria is an extremely rare anomaly of proteid metabolism, usually congenital and life-long, and one which appears to be harmless. Of the recorded cases a number have occurred in brothers and sisters; only two instances of direct ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, 3 Volume Set by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Alcaptonuria is a condition in which large quantities of homogentisic acid are excreted into the urine, which turns black on standing. Under normal conditions, the amino acid tyrosine is converted through a series of enzymatic reactions to ...

Google previewRobert Boyle Lecture[s] Delivered Before the Oxford University Scientific Club ... (1922)

Alcaptonuria is a well-known recessive disease in man. Those affected by it excrete homogentisic acid, a product of the intermediary metabolism of tyrosine, and perhaps of phenylalanine. A normal man can oxidize homogentisic acid and, ...

Google previewTextbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, Fourth Edition (2010)

by Robert Baran, Howard Maibach

Ochronosis Alcaptonuria is a rare genetic disorder that leads to endogenous ochronosis. Exogenous ochronosis is much more frequent and is due to the chronic application of HQ. Most of cases are seen in dark-skinned people who seek for ...

Google previewThe genetics problem solver (1987)

Alcaptonuria is an inborn error of metabolism due to a lack of the enzyme . 26. When homogentisate is oxidized, it is converted to a compound. 27. A repressor molecule interacts with the molecule of a given gene to inhibit its enzyme synthesis ...

Google previewDiscovering Life, Manufacturing Life (2010)

How the experimental method shaped life sciences by Pierre V. Vignais, Paulette M. Vignais

Alcaptonuria is a non-serious genetic flaw that can be detected easily by a blackening of the urine. It is the result of a blockage caused by the mutation of an enzyme involved in the catabolism of an amino acid, tyrosine, this blockage leading to ...

Google previewMedical Biochemistry (2002)

by N. V. Bhagavan

Alcaptonuria is a rare metabolic hereditary disease in which homogentisic acid is eliminated in urine, which darkens ...



Alcaptonuria is a rare metabolic disorder with recessive inheritance in which the enzyme homogeniisic acid oxidase is deficient in the liver and kidney. Homogentisic acid is not converted to maleylacetoacetic acid and is, therefore, excreted in ...

Google previewAppleton's Medical Dictionary (1915)

by Caroline Wormeley Latimer

ALCAPTONURIA ALCOHOLIZE that tissue and the presence of large quantities of albumose in the urine. alkaptonuria (al-kap-to-nu're-ah). An abnormal condition of human metabolism in the human body. The urine contains homogenentisic ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

alcaptonuria (al-kap-ton-u '-re-ah) . See alkaptonuria. alcarnose (al-kar'-ndt). A nutrient preparation containing ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

Alcaptonuria (al -kap-ton-u'-re-alz). See Albaptonzeria. Alchemist (al'-.éem-ist) [Origin doubtful]. One who practices alchemy. Alchemy (al/-bem-e) [Arab., of doubtful derivation].

Google previewA Practical Medical Dictionary ... (1922)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

alcaptone in, alcaptonuria. alkaliri-r. alkalinuria. amebas in, ...

Google previewA dictionary of medicine and the allied sciences ... (1900)

by Alexander Duane

See Alcaptone, Alcaptonuria. Alkyl. [A/kohol (for alcohol) + -yl.] Generic name for a univalent hydrocarbon (alcohol radicle) of the fatty series. See Hydrocarbon. ALTERNATING ously; Syru'pus amygdalm, U. S. (Siru'pus amygdalarum, G. P.),

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1921)

alcaptonuria (al-kap-to-nu're-ah). Alkaptonuria. alcarnose (al-kar'nös). A predigested artificial food consisting of maltose and albumose. alcarsin (al-kar' sin). Cacodyl oxid. Alcock's canal (al'koks) [Thomas Alcock, English anatomist, ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

alcaptonuria (al-kap-to-nu're-ah). Alkaptonur alcamose (al-kar' nos). A predigested artific food consisting of maltose and albumose. alcarsin (al- kar'sinl. Cacodyl oxid. Alcocks canal (al'koks) [Thomas Alcock, Engli anatomist, ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

Alcaptonuria (al-kap-ton-u'-re-ah). See A/Raptonuria. Alchemist (a/-äem-ist) [ Origin doubtful]. One who practices alchemy. Alchemy (a/-kem-e) [Arab., of doubtful derivation]. The supposed art of the transmutation of metals (into gold) and of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names (1910)

Also alcaptonuria. alkeine, n. Same as *alkameine. alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken, ( alk(ohol), E. alcohol, + -en, E. -ene.] A hydrocarbon ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

Also alcaptonuria. alkeine, n. Same as *atkameine. alkene (al'ken), n. [G. *alken ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Also alcaptonuria. alkeine, n. Same as *alkameine. alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken, ( alk(ohol), E. alcohol, + -en, E. -ene.] A hydrocarbon, CnH2n, of the ethylene or ethene series: official manne. alkine (al'kin), n. [G. "alkin, ( alk(ohol), E. alcohol, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Also alcaptonuria. alkeine, n., Same as *alkameine. alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken ...

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