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por·phyr·i·a

 (pôr-fîr′ē-ə)
n.
Any of several disorders of porphyrin metabolism, usually hereditary, characterized by the presence of large amounts of porphyrins in the blood and urine.

[New Latin : porphyr(in) + -ia.]

por·phyr′ic adj.

porphyria

(pɔːˈfɪrɪə)
n
(Pathology) a hereditary disease of body metabolism, producing abdominal pain, mental confusion, etc
[C19: from New Latin, from porphyrin a purple substance excreted by patients suffering from this condition, from Greek porphura purple]

por•phyr•i•a

(pɔrˈfɪər i ə, -ˈfaɪ ri ə)

n.
a hereditary defect of blood pigment metabolism marked by an excess of porphyrins in the urine and an extreme sensitivity to sunlight.
[1920–25]

porphyria

A group of disorders that all cause excess of the nitrogenous factors in hemoglobin (which transports oxygen) in the blood. The symptoms are severe.
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Noun1.porphyria - a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion
Translations

porphyria

[pɔːˈfɪrɪə] Nporfirismo m

por·phyr·i·a

n. porfiria, defecto metabólico congénito que se caracteriza por exceso de porfirina en la sangre, en la orina y en las heces fecales, causando numerosos trastornos físicos y psiquiátricos.

porphyria

n porfiria; — cutanea tarda porfiria cutánea tarda
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Our patient dramatically responded to a glucose infusion and the discontinuation of drugs that were triggering her porphyria attacks.
Scholars have argued that a case of porphyria in King George III may have contributed to the colonies' struggle for independence.
1,3) There are both autosomal dominant and recessive forms of EPP, and it is the most common porphyria found in children.
Porphyria usually presents with severe pain with neuropsychological symptoms or photosensitivity, and urine discoloration is likely to occur from initial onset of disease.
It has expanded and new conditions like congenital vertebral malformation, erythropoietic porphyria, incarcerated umbilical hernia, bleeding calf syndrome, besnoitiosis, tail sequestrum, rib fracture, abomasal impaction, tuberculosis, cardiac tamponade from tire wire, digital dermatitis, crushed tail head, BVD/MD retinopathy, botulism, fatty liver syndrome, persistent preputial frenulum, ischemic teat necrosis, and jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome.
George III (1760-1820) is known for his "madness", which has since been diagnosed as porphyria.
We, herein, present an unusual case of porphyria diagnosed during the puerperium period in our health care service.
We used vecuronium, propofol, fentanyl and midazolam for anaesthesia, which have been reported as safe in porphyria (7,8).
As the cover indicates, in this book Professor Rochlitz asserts that porphyria is often a hidden problem behind a myriad of common, chronic, and environmental illnesses (EI).
Yr oedd Sir druan yn dioddef o glefyd o'r enw porphyria a chredai pawb ei fod yn hollol wallgof druan ohono.
Porphyria is a very severe disease causing great pain to patients when their skin, even briefly, is exposed to light, therefore changing their Quality of Life' said Dr Gianfranco Biolcati, world expert in the disease and head of the Italian Porphyria Centre at San Gallicano Dermatology Institute - IFO - in Rome where 22 patients underwent treatment with SCENESSE (R) in the trial.