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formiminoglutamic acid

Pronunciation: for-mim'i-no-glu-tam'ik as'id

Definition: An intermediate metabolite in l-histidine catabolism in the conversion of l-histidine to l-glutamiate, with the formimino group being transferred to tetrahydrofolate; it may appear in the urine of patients with folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency, or liver disease.

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