branched chain ketoaciduria

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branched chain ketoaciduria n.
See maple syrup urine disease.

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branched chain ketoaciduria

noun
an inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood [syn: maple syrup urine disease
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