Meaning of phenylketonuria
Pronunciation: (fen"l-kē"tō-noor'ē-u, -nyoor'-, fēn"-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- an inherited disease due to faulty metabolism of phenylalanine, characterized by phenylketones in the urine and usually first noted by signs of mental retardation in infancy. Also called
- phenylketonuria (Thesaurus)