fructosuria

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fructosuria fruc·to·su·ria (frŭk'tō-sur'ē-ə, -syur'-, fruk'-)
n.
Presence of fructose in urine.

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fructosuria

disturbance of fructose metabolism resulting from a hereditary disorder or intolerance. Normally, fructose is first metabolized in the body to fructose-1-phosphate by a specific organic catalyst or enzyme called fructokinase. In fructosuria this particular enzyme is defective, and the concentration of fructose increases in the blood and urine. There are no other clinical manifestations or disabilities, and the condition is compatible with normal life expectancy.

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