Definition of "Fatty-acid oxidation defect"

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Fatty-acid oxidation disorder is a broad classification for genetic disorders, that result from an inability of the body to produce or utilize 1 enzyme that is required to oxidize fatty acids.

  • The enzyme can be missing or improperly constructed, resulting in it not working
  • This leaves the body unable to produce energy within the liver and muscles from fatty acid sources

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