Pentosuria

Pentosuria is a condition where the sugar xylitol, a pentose, presents in the urine in unusually high concentrations. It was characterized as an inborn error of carbohydrate metabolism in 1908. It is associated with a deficiency of L-xylulose reductase, necessary for xylitol metabolism. L-xylulose is a reducing sugar, so it may give false diagnosi...
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pentosuria

(pen″to-su´re-ә) excretion of pentoses in the urine; benign pentosuria is an inborn error of metabolism due to a defect in the activity of the enzyme L-xylulose dehydrogenase, resulting in high levels of L-xylulose in the urine.
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pentosuria

inborn error of carbohydrate metabolism, characterized by the excessive urinary excretion of the sugar xylitol. It is caused by a defect in the ... [1 related articles]
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pentosuria

The excretion of one or more pentoses in the urine. ... Alimentary pentosuria, the urinary excretion of l-arabinose and l-xylose, as the result of the excessive ingestion of fruits containing these pentoses. ... Essential pentosuria, a benign heritable disorder in which the urinary output of l-xylulose is 1 to 4 g per 24 hr; it occurs principally i...
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pentosuria

Type: Term Pronunciation: pen′tō-syū′rē-ă Definitions: 1. The excretion of one or more pentoses in elevated amounts in the urine.
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