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Glossary for Tyrosinemia

  • Acute liver failure: Rapid deterioration of the liver that is caused by severe damage to the liver. Acute liver failure may be caused by such things as paracetamol overdose, excess alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis, Reye syndrome or acute fatty liver of pregnancy.
  • Alkaptonuria: A rare disorder where the abnormal accumulation of a particular acid (homogentisic acid) in the body causes connective tissue and bone damage. This damage gives tissues a dark or bluish discoloration.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Lethargy: feeling of tiredness
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Respiratory Insufficiency: A condition where the lungs are unable to function properly and maintain the normal processes of oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide removal.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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