TITLE

uroporphyrinogen

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2279
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "uroporphyrinogen" is presented. The term refers to porphyrins that are precursors of uroporphyrins. Uroporphyrinogen I is an abnormal isomer of a precursor of protoporphyrin, which causes urine to be red, the teeth to fluoresce brightly in ultraviolet light and the skin to be abnormally sensitive to sunlight.
ACCESSION #
21250189

 

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