Porphyrin vs Hematoporphyria - What's the difference?

porphyrin | hematoporphyria |


As nouns the difference between porphyrin and hematoporphyria

is that porphyrin is porphyrin while hematoporphyria is (medicine) a disorder of porphyrin metabolism in which uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin are present in the tissues and urine.

porphyrin

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds containing four pyrrole rings arranged in a square; they are important in biochemistry in a form with a metal atom in the central cavity (hemoglobin with iron, chlorophyll with magnesium, etc.).
  • See also

    * corrin

    hematoporphyria

    English

    Alternative forms

    *haematoporphyria

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A disorder of porphyrin metabolism in which uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin are present in the tissues and urine