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Definition: 'Porphyria'

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porphyria

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pōr-fir′ē-ă

Definitions:
1. A group of disorders involving heme biosynthesis, characterized by excessive excretion of porphyrins or their precursors; may be inherited or acquired, as from the effects of certain chemical agents (hexachlorobenzene).




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