Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-ke′tō-ă-dip′ik as′id
Definition: An intermediate of porphobilinogen synthesis formed by ΄-aminolevulinate synthase from succinyl-CoA and glycine; it rapidly decarboxylates to ΄-aminolevulinic acid.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.