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  • UDP-galactose 4-epimerase GALE

    Professional Description:

    An enzyme in the Leloir pathway which assists in the conversion of UDP-galactose into UDP-glucose, deficiency of this enzyme causes a type of galactosemia.

    Source: Demirbas D, Coelho AI, Rubio-Gozalbo ME, Berry GT. Hereditary galactosemia. Metabolism. 2018;83:188-96.. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2018.01.025. Epub 2018/02/08. Abstract available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29409891/

  • Uncomplicated diverticulitis

    Professional Description:

    Localized diverticulitis without presence of abscess, fistula, obstruction, perforation; the most common form of diverticulitis.

    Source: Baum JA, Ching Companioni RA. Colonic Diverticulosis. Merck Manual Professional Version. 2019 Mar. Available from: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/diverticular-disease/colonic-diverticulitis

  • Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale

    Professional Description:

    A scale to evaluate symptom severity that includes an evaluation of mentation, behaviour and mood; activities of daily living; motor examination; and complications of therapy.

  • Unilateral Resting Tremor

    Professional Description:

    Accompanied by rigidity and bradykinesia.

  • Unproven methods

    Professional Description:

    Unproven methods are procedures used in diagnosis and treatment that lack scientific credibility and have not been shown to have clinical efficacy.

  • Urine color chart

    Professional Description:

    A urine color chart is a tool to measure hydration status. Urine color is graded using the chart which has eight colors to assess urine color ranging from pale straw to greenish brown.

  • Urticaria

    Professional Description:

    Urticaria is a skin condition, common known as hives, characterized by the development of itchy, raised white lumps surrounded by an area of red inflammation.

  • Usual Intake

    Professional Description:

    This is the individual's average intake over a long period of time. For most individuals, intakes vary tremendously from one day to the next, so intake of a nutrient on any one day (or three days, or seven days), will not reflect their "usual" long-term intake. Moreover, the number of days needed to accurately assess usual intake differs among nutrients, as well as among individuals.