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porphobilinogen

porphobilinogen in Medicine

porphobilinogen por·pho·bi·lin·o·gen (pôr'fō-bī-lĭn'ə-jən, -jěn')
n.
Abbr. PBG
A porphyrin precursor found in large quantities in the urine in cases of acute or congenital porphyria.

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