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Glossary for Maternal hyperphenylalaninemia

  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Fetal health conditions: Medical conditions affecting the health of a fetus while inside the pregnant mother.
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Miscarriage: Loss of fetus without human interference
  • Muscle stiffness: A difficulty in stretching a muscle
  • Phenylketonuria: A metabolic disorder where there is a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase which leads to a harmful buildup of the phenylalanine in the body. Normally the phenylalanine is converted into tyrosine. The severity of the symptoms can range from severe enough to cause mental retardation to mild enough not to require treatment. Severity is determined by the level of impairment of enzyme activity of phenylalanine hydroxylase.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Small head: The occurrence of a head which is smaller than normal
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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