Term: xanthinuria

Literally meaning: ?yellow urine?

Origin: Anc Greek
??????/xanthos(=golden, yellow, blond)
+ o????/ouron(=urine) < ????/oros <o+??? (=flow)

In 1877 by English surgeon and dermatologist Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884) and initially applied the term to any xanthoma (yellowish nodules).

Xanthinuria is an inherited metabolic disorder in which there is deficiency of an enzyme (xanthine dehydrogenase)  needed to process purine base xanthine.  During this process the xanthine dehydrogenase, degrates  hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid.

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