medical Definition of Hurler syndrome
- … was diagnosed earlier this month with Hurler syndrome, a degenerative enzyme-deficiency disease in which the body cannot break down sugar molecules. The build-up progressively damages cells and organs, including the lungs and heart.
- —Emily Bregel, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, 24 June 2010
- Cord blood can also be used to treat fatal inherited enzyme deficiencies such as Hurler's syndrome, which results in progressive neurological degeneration and death.
- —Ronald M. Kline, Scientific American, April 2001