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Any of several disorders of porphyrin metabolism, usually hereditary, characterized by the presence of large amounts of porphyrins in the blood and urine.
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(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]
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por•phyr•i•a(pɔrˈfɪər i ə, -ˈfaɪ ri ə)
a hereditary defect of blood pigment metabolism marked by an excess of porphyrins in the urine and an extreme sensitivity to sunlight.
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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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porphyria[pɔːˈfɪrɪə] N → porfirismo m
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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.
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porphyrian porfiria; — cutanea tarda porfiria cutánea tarda
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