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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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With the exception of [delta]-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase deficiency, which is very rare, acute porphyrias that present with neurovisceral complaints (acute intermittent porphyria, hereditary coproporhyria, and variegate porphyria) are characterized by large increases in urine porphobilinogen.