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Related to porphyria: acute intermittent porphyria, porphyria cutanea tarda

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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