Definition of Biopterin

1. Noun. A coenzyme produced within the body, an oxidized degradation product of tetrahydrobiopterin. Defects in biopterin synthesis or regeneration can cause a form of hyperphenylalaninemia, and biopterin deficiency has been associated with dystonia and rabies. ¹



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Medical Definition of Biopterin

1. An enzymatic cofactor which is involved in some oxidation-reduction reactions, it is derived from the protein pterin. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biopterin

bioprostheses
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bioprotein
biopsic
biopsied
biopsies
biopsy
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biopsychological
biopsychologist
biopsychologists
biopsychology
biopsychosocial
biopsychosocial model
biopsying
biopterin (current term)
bioptic
bioptome
biopunk
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biopyoculture
biopyribole
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biorbital
biorbital angle
biordinal
bioreaction
bioreactions
bioreactor
bioreactors

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