glycogen storage disease

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glycogen storage disease

n.
Any of various genetic diseases caused by deficiency of one of the enzymes involved in breaking down or synthesizing glycogen, resulting in storage of abnormal amounts or types of glycogen and often affecting the liver, muscles, or both. Also called glycogenosis.
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The authors postulate that adult polyglucosan body disease is one manifestation of glycogen storage disease type IV, the other clinical presentations being hepatic and neuromuscular forms.[9]

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