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N-carbamoylglutamate

Pronunciation: kar′bă-mō-il-gloo-tam′ik as′id

Definition: An intermediate in the carbamoylation of ornithine to citrulline in the urea cycle; used in the treatment of patients with a deficiency of the enzyme that synthesizes N-acetylglutamate.

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