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Medical Term:

6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase

Pronunciation: pi-ru'vo-il-tet'tra-hi-drop'ter-in sin'thas

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes a step in the synthesis of tetrahydrobiopterin; a deficiency of this enzyme will result in one form of hyperphenylalaninemia.

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