Medical Dictionary


noun por·phyr·ia \pr-ˈfir-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of PORPHYRIA

:  any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine and by extreme sensitivity to light
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