hyperammonaemia High blood ammonia concentrations, especially after protein intake, leading to coma, convulsions, and possibly death. May be due to a variety of genetic diseases affecting amino acid metabolism. Treatment is normally by severe restriction of protein intake. See also amino acid disorders.
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