glycogen storage disease

noun

: any of several metabolic disorders (as McArdle's disease or Pompe disease) that are characterized especially by abnormal deposits of glycogen in tissue, are caused by enzyme deficiencies in glycogen metabolism, and are usually inherited as an autosomal recessive trait

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“Glycogen storage disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glycogen%20storage%20disease. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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