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Definition of Transport disease, cystine

Transport disease, cystine: Commonly known as cystinuria, this is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the transport of an amino acid (a building block of protein) called cystine. The result is an excess of cystine in the urine (cystinuria) and the formation of cystine stones.

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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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