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1
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Define inherited metabolic disorders.

A

Groups of diseases involving metabolic defects.

2
Q

Most inherited metabolic disorders show autosomal ______ inheritance and ______ are phenotypically normal.

A

recessive, heterozygotes

3
Q

Urea cycle lets ______ substances in and takes ______ out.

A

Toxic, urea

4
Q

What part of the brain does ammonia stimulate?

A

The part which determines how hard and fast you breathe.

5
Q

What can an inherited metabolic disorder cause?

A

Decreased enzyme activity
Decreases product
Increased precursor

6
Q

What is phenylketonuria?

A

Absence/deficiency of phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH).