prolinemia


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prolinemia

[‚prō·lə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A rare hereditary disease caused by absence of the degradative enzymes that convert proline to glutamic acid, and characterized by a high content of proline in blood and urine with consequent mental retardation and renal malfunction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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