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Definition: 'Porphobilinogen'

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porphobilinogen (PBG)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pōr′fō-bī-lin′ō-jen

Definitions:
1. A porphyrin precursor of porphyrinogens, porphyrins, and heme; found in the urine in large quantities in cases of acute or congenital porphyria.



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