4-hydroxy proline | definition of 4-hydroxy proline by Medical dictionary
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an amino acid produced in the digestion of hydrolytic decomposition of proteins, especially of collagens.
hydroxyproline Biochemistry A hydroxylated amino acid which is most concentrated in collagen ↑ in urine Indicates ↑ turnover of bone matrix, often caused by osteoporosis ↓ in Malnutrition, ↑ by acromegaly, acute osteomyelitis, burns, congenital hyperphosphatasia, fibrous dysplasia, healing fractures, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Marfan syndrome, osteomalacia, Paget's disease of bone, parathyroid adenoma, rickets, bone tumors