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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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porphyria

[pɔːˈfɪrɪə] Nporfirismo m
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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.
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porphyria

n porfiria; — cutanea tarda porfiria cutánea tarda
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Alnylam announced that the FDA has accepted the company's New Drug Application for givosiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting aminolevulinic acid synthase in development for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria, or AHP, and granted Priority Review for the NDA.
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Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) is a rare form of porphyria.
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