PHENYLPYRUVIC ACID

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an intermediate outcome of the metabolism of phenylalanine. In clients with phenylketonuria, phenylalanine isn't synthesized or transformed into the normal outcome, tyrosine, but just to phenylpyruvic acid, that is secreted in the person's urine.

PHENYLPYRUVIC ACID: "Place two drops of phenylpyruvic acid in the petri dish."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHENYLPYRUVIC ACID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phenylpyruvic-acid/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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