mucolipidosismedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A group of inherited metabolic diseases characterised by the accumulation of excessive amounts of acid mucopolysaccharides, sphingolipids, and/or glycolipids in visceral and mesenchymal cells. Abnormal amounts of sphingolipids or glycolipids are present in neural tissue. Mental retardation and skeletal changes are common.

(12 Dec 1998)