isovaleric acidemia

noun
isovaleric ac·​i·​de·​mia | \ -ˌas-ə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce isovaleric acidemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of isovaleric acidemia

: a metabolic disorder characterized by the presence of an abnormally high concentration of isovaleric acid in the blood causing acidosis, coma, and an unpleasant body odor

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“Isovaleric acidemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/isovaleric%20acidemia. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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