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ar·gi·ni·no·suc·cin·ase (ahr″jĭ-ne″no-sukґsĭ-nās) argininosuccinate lyase.

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  • argininosuccinicaciduria — A disorder of urea cycle due to a deficiency of argininosuccinate lyase; characterized by physical and mental retardation, epilepsy, ataxia, liver disease …   Medical dictionary

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