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Medical Term:

vanillylmandelic acid

Pronunciation: va-nil'il-man-del'ik as'id

Definition: the major urinary metabolite of adrenal and sympathetic catecholamines (from both epinephrine and norepinephrine); elevated in most patients with pheochromocytoma.

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