MAPLE-SUGAR URINE DISEASE (MSUD)

is a condition which results in the urine and sweat released by the body having a distinctive maple-syrup smell. MSUD is caused as a result of a lack of enzymes which are required to process amino acids including- leucine, isoleucine, valine and alloisoleucine.

MAPLE-SUGAR URINE DISEASE (MSUD): "Some individuals struggle to break down certain amino acids (MSUD) which results in their presence in the urine, leading to a maple-sugar smell."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MAPLE-SUGAR URINE DISEASE (MSUD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maple-sugar-urine-disease-msud/ (accessed March 25, 2020).
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