PKU

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PKU

abbr.
phenylketonuria

PKU

abbreviation for
(Pathology) phenylketonuria

PKU

phenylketonuria.
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Noun1.PKU - a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
inborn error of metabolism - any of a number of diseases in which an inherited defect (usually a missing or inadequate enzyme) results in an abnormality of metabolism
Translations

PKU

V. phenylketonuria.
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She also failed to perform a phenylketonuria test within an appropriate period after birth.
The effects of blood-spot preparation variables are not limited to phenylketonuria tests or to newborn screening.