Fanconi syndrome

noun
Fan·​co·​ni syndrome | \ -nē- How to pronounce Fanconi syndrome (audio) \
variants: also Fanconi's syndrome

Medical Definition of Fanconi syndrome

: a disorder of reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubules of the kidney characterized especially by the presence of glucose, amino acids, and phosphates in the urine

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“Fanconi syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Fanconi%20syndrome. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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