Medical Dictionary: Mucopolysaccharidosis
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Mucopolysaccharidosis: Another name for Mucopolysaccharidoses.
Mucopolysaccharidosis (condition): Group of diseases affecting metabolism of mucopolysaccharides.
Mucopolysaccharidoses consist of a group of
inherited metabolic disorders caused by a deficiency of the specific
lysosomal enzymes needed to break down mucopolysaccharides.
Mucopolysaccharides are long chains of sugar molecules used to build
connective tissues and organs in the body. When mutations occur in the
genes for the enzymes involved in the normal turnover of
mucopolysaccharides, excess amounts of them are stored in the body,
causing progressive damage and, in most cases, eventual death.
More information on medical condition: Mucopolysaccharidoses:
- Introduction: Mucopolysaccharidoses
- Basic Summary for Mucopolysaccharidoses
- Types of Mucopolysaccharidoses
- Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidoses
1. excerpt from NINDS Mucopolysaccharidoses Information Page: NINDS
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