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phen·yl·al·a·nine

 (fĕn′əl-ăl′ə-nēn′, fē′nəl-)
n.
An essential amino acid, C9H11NO2, that occurs as a constituent of many proteins and is converted to tyrosine in the body.

phenylalanine

(ˌfiːnaɪlˈæləˌniːn; ˌfɛnɪl-) or

phenylalanin

n
(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic essential amino acid; a component of proteins

phen•yl•al•a•nine

(ˌfɛn lˈæl əˌnin, -nɪn, ˌfin-)

n.
a crystalline, water-soluble, essential amino acid, C6H5CH2CH(NH2)COOH, necessary to the nutrition of humans and most animals, occurring in egg white and skim milk. Abbr.: Phe; Symbol: F
[1880–85]

phen·yl·al·a·nine

(fĕn′əl-ăl′ə-nēn′)
An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phenylalanine - an essential amino acid found in proteins and needed for growth of children and for protein metabolism in children and adults; abundant in milk and eggs; it is normally converted to tyrosine in the human body
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
Translations
fenylalanin
Phenylalanin
phénylalanine
フェニルアラニン
fenyloalanina

phenylalanine

n fenilalanina
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has as of 22 April 2016, approved Orfadin (nitisinone) Oral Suspension for the treatment of hereditary tyrosinaemia type-1 (HT-1) in combination with dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylanine.
While no cure exists, PKU is one of the few genetic diseases that can be managed through a controlled diet regimen, by limiting the intake of foods high in phenylanine and increasing the amount of tyrosine in the diet.