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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 ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

alcaptonuria. (alkaptonuria) n. the congenital absence of an enzyme, homogentisic acid oxidase, that is essential for the normal breakdown of the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine. Accumulation of *homogentisic acid causes dark ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

alcaptonuria. Alkaptonuria, see there. Alcelam. Alprazolam, see there. alcohol. Chemistry Any of a broad category of organic chemicals containing one or more hydroxyl––OH groups with a minimal tendency to ionize; alcohols can be liquids, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

alcaptonuria ...

Google previewDictionary of Plastic Engineering

by Engineering Bug

Alcaptonuria: A relatively harmless hereditary disorder resulting from the aberrant breakdown of tyrosine and phenylalanine. Alchemy: Alchemy is an ancient, non- scientific form of chemistry. In the middle ages, alchemists were people who ...

Google previewDictionary of Engineering

Mother of all Engineering

ALC: Automatic Level Control, Alicante-Elche Airport, American Land Conservancy, Asynchronous Layered Coding, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Adirondack League Club, Audio Limiter Control, Alcaptonuria: A relatively harmless hereditary ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoology (1999)

by Sudhir Pradhan

ALCAPTONURIA Excretion of homogentesic acid and its oxidation products as a result of genetic ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

ALCAPTONURIA An inherited metabolic q.v. disorder. Alcaptonurics excrete excessive amounts of homogentisic acid (alcapton) in the urine. ALCHEMIST During the Middle Ages, a person who practiced alchemy q.v. ...

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

alcaptonuria (alkaptonuria) A genetic disease of phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Alcaptonuria A metabolic disease in which the homogentisic acid oxidase is absent leading to the secretion of homogentisic acid in the urine. AlcDH Abbreviation for alcohol dehydrogenase. Alcian Blue (mol wt is about 1300) A basic dye used ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

alkaptonuria (alcaptonuria) An inherited ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

All Terms of Chemistry by Engineering Bug

Alcaptonuria: A relatively harmless hereditary disorder resulting from the aberrant breakdown of tyrosine and phenylalanine. ALCAR : A form of the natural substance carnitine that is being studied as a way to prevent tissue damage caused by ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

the presence of brown- black pigment in the skin, cartilage, and other tissues due to the abnormal accumulation of homogentisic acid that occurs in the metabolic disease * alcaptonuria.

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