Aminoaciduria is the presence of amino acid
Amino acid
Amino acids are molecules containing an amine group, a carboxylic acid group and a side-chain that varies between different amino acids. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen...

s in the urine
Urine is a typically sterile liquid by-product of the body that is secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination and excreted through the urethra. Cellular metabolism generates numerous by-products, many rich in nitrogen, that require elimination from the bloodstream...

. Small amounts of amino acids are also present in normal urine. Increased total urine amino acids may result from metabolic disorders, chronic liver disease
Chronic liver disease
Chronic liver disease in the clinical context is a disease process of the liver that involves a process of progressive destruction and regeneration of the liver parenchyma leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis.- Causes :...

 or renal disorders. Aminoacidurias can be divided into primary and secondary aminoacidurias.

See also

  • List of amino acid metabolism disorders
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