pentosuria


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pentosuria

 [pen″to-su´re-ah]
excretion of pentoses in the urine; benign pentosuria is an inborn error of metabolism due to a defect in the activity of the enzyme l-xylulose dehydrogenase, resulting in high levels of l-xylulose in the urine.

pen·to·su·ri·a

(pen'tō-syū'rē-ă), [MIM*260800]
The excretion of one or more pentoses in elevated amounts in the urine.

pentosuria

/pen·tos·uria/ (pen″to-su´re-ah) excretion of pentoses in the urine.
alimentary pentosuria  that occurring as a normal consequence of excessive ingestion of some fruits or their juices.
essential pentosuria  a benign autosomal recessive deficiency of the enzyme l-xylulose reductase resulting in excessive urinary excretion of l-xylulose.

pentosuria

(pĕn′tō-so͝or′ē-ə, -syo͝or′-)
n.
The excretion of one or more pentoses in the urine.

pen·to·su·ri·a

(pen'tō-syūr'ē-ă)
The excretion of one or more pentoses in the urine.

pentosuria

A benign autosomal recessive disease in which more than a gram of a pentose sugar, L-xylulose, is excreted in the urine daily. The disease, which is due to a defect in the enzyme NADP-xylitol dehydrogenase, is largely limited to Ashkenazi Jews. The condition is harmless except that the urine sugar may lead to an incorrect diagnosis of DIABETES.

pentosuria

high levels of pentose in the urine.
References in periodicals archive ?
Un punto de referencia es el ano 1908 cuando Sir Archibald Garrod establecio por primera vez una relacion entre quimica y enfermedad tras sus hallazgos en alcaptonuria, cistinuria, albinismo y pentosuria.