ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA

a disorder characterized by the presence of argininosuccinic acid in urine and cerebrospinal fluid. This results from an innate problem with metabolism and is usually accompanied by epilepsy and mental retardation. Treatment attempts to control protein intake to prevent hyperammonemia. The trait for this disorder is transmitted by an autosomal recessive gene on chromosome 7. See also allandeni disease.

ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA: "Argininosuccinic aciduria is a condition whereby acid makes its way into cerebrospinal fluid and urine, causing metabolic issues, epilepsy, and mental retardation. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARGININOSUCCINIC ACIDURIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/argininosuccinic-aciduria/ (accessed June 16, 2019).
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