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Medical Term:

dihydropteridine reductase

Pronunciation: di-hi-dro-ter'i-den re-duk'tas

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible formation of tetrahydrobiopterin from dihydrobiopterine using NADPH; a deficiency of this enzyme can result in malignant hyperphenylalaninemia.

Synonym(s): dihydrobiopterin reductase

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