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What is Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD) ?
A urea cycle disorder is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation that results in a deficiency of one of the six enzymes in the urea cycle. These enzymes are responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream.
The six urea cycle disorders are:
- Arginase Deficiency (AG)
- Argininosuccinic Aciduria (ASA)
- Carbamyl Phosphate Synthetase Deficiency (CPS)
- N-Acetylglutamate Synthetase Deficiency (NAGS)
- Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency (OTC)
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