maple syrup urine disease ma·ple syr·up urine disease (mā’pəl sĭr’əp, sûr’-)
A hereditary metabolic disorder due to a deficiency of decarboxylase enzyme that leads to elevated concentrations of leucine, isoleucine, and valine in the blood and urine, characterized by the urine having an odor similar to that of maple syrup, severe mental retardation, and seizures. Also called branched chain ketoaciduria.
[map-mey-ker] /ˈmæpˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who makes ; cartographer.
[map] /mæp/ noun 1. a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: a map of Canada. 2. a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: […]
[mah-pah] /mɑˈpɑ/ noun 1. a body of Ashkenazic-oriented commentaries on the Shulhan Arukh, written by the Polish Talmudic scholar Moses Isserles (c1520–72) and incorporated by him into the code.