mucopolysaccharidosis

(= mucopolysaccharidoses (plural)) Inherited diseases in humans resulting from inability to break down glycosaminoglycans. Hunter syndrome and Hurler's disease, for example, result from defects in lysosomal enzymes needed to break down sulphated mucopolysaccharides.

mucopolysaccharidosis

[n] - any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues
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Mucopolysaccharidosis

Mucopolysaccharidosis: One of a series of inherited metabolic disorders affecting a type of complex carbohydrate called a mucopolysaccharide that is deposited in body tissues because the person lacks the specific enzyme needed to metabolize it. The deposition of mucopolysaccharide in tissues damages and distorts them, stunts the child's growth and ...
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mucopolysaccharidosis

Any of a group of lysosomal storage diseases that have in common a disorder in metabolism of mucopolysaccharides, as evidenced by excretion of various mucopolysaccharides in urine and infiltration of these substances into connective tissue, with resulting various defects of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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mucopolysaccharidosis

noun any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues
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mucopolysaccharidosis

(mu″ko-pol″e-sak″ә-ri-do┬┤sis) pl. mucopolysaccharido┬┤ses any of a group of genetically determined disorders due to a defect in mucopolysaccharide metabolism, marked by skeletal changes, mental retardation, visceral involvement, and corneal clouding, with widespread tissue deposits and mucopolysacc...
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mucopolysaccharidosis

(from the article `dwarfism`) ...production of thyroid hormone during gestation and early infancy results in a condition known as cretinism, which is characterized by growth ... The mucopolysaccharidoses include eight or more separate lysosomal storage disorders that, to varying degrees, affect the skeleton, brain, eyes, ... [2 relat...
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mucopolysaccharidosis

mucopolysaccharidosis Any illness caused by the incomplete breakdown of various mucopolysaccharide (sugar polymers consisting of uronic acids and amino sugars) sulfates in the body, in which the compounds are passed in urine and deposited in body tissues.
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mucopolysaccharidosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: myū′kō-pol′ē-sak′ă-ri-dō′sis, -sēz Definitions: 1. Any of a group of lysosomal storage diseases that have in common a disorder in metabolism of mucopolysaccharides, as evidenced by excretion of various mucopolysaccharides in urine and infiltration of these substances in...
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Mucopolysaccharidosis

Mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or malfunctioning of lysosomal enzymes needed to break down molecules called glycosaminoglycans - long chains of sugar carbohydrates in each of our cells that help build bone, cartilage, tendons, corneas, skin and connective tissue. Glycosaminoglycans (formerly called m...
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