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Medical Term:

5'-deoxyadenosylcobalamin

Pronunciation: de-oks'e-a-den'o-sil-ko-bal'a-min

Definition: An active coenzyme form of vitamin B12; required in the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA. A deficiency of 5'-deoxyadenosylcobalamin produces methylmalonic acidemia.

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