maple syrup urine disease definition

  • noun:
    • branched-chain ketoaciduria, an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder influencing branched-chain proteins and resulting in the urine to own a distinctive nice odour
    • an inherited condition of k-calorie burning when the urine has a odor feature of maple syrup; if untreated it may trigger psychological retardation and demise in early childhood

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "maple syrup urine disease"
  • Medical Dictionary for "maple syrup urine disease"
    • A hereditary illness that's as a…
    • View More
41 votes

How would you define maple syrup urine disease?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!