ametabolic


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ametabolic

(əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk)
adj
(Zoology) (of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ametabolic - undergoing slight or no metamorphosisametabolic - undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
metabolous, metabolic - undergoing metamorphosis
2.ametabolic - undergoing no (or only slight) metamorphosis
nonmetamorphic - not metamorphic
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However, experienced clinicians and newborn screening laboratories alike recognize that increased propionylcarnitine is not a perfect disease marker and in some large series, an infant with increased C3 species will more likely be categorized as a false positive vs affected with ametabolic disorder (1), an outcome far more desirable than the diagnosis of propionic or methylmalonic acidemia.
Along with its role as ametabolic derangement marker, plasma FABP4 concentrations should be taken into consideration as an early marker of kidney damage in type 2 diabetes.