porphobilinogen

noun

por·​pho·​bi·​lin·​o·​gen ˌpȯr-fō-bī-ˈlin-ə-jən How to pronounce porphobilinogen (audio)
: a dicarboxylic acid C10H14N2O4 that is derived from pyrrole, that is found in the urine in acute porphyria, and that on condensation of four molecules yields uroporphyrin and other porphyrins

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“Porphobilinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/porphobilinogen. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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