a constitutional state marked by an abnormal quantity of porphyrin (uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin) in the tissues and secreted in the urine, pigmentation of the face (and later of the bones), sensitivity of the skin to light, vomiting, and intestinal disturbance; see porphyria.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(hē'mă-tō-pōr-fir'ē-ă, hem'ă-),
Obsolete term for any disorder of porphyrin metabolism, regardless of the cause.
[hemato- + G. porphyra, purple]
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