FIGLU


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AcronymDefinition
FIGLUFormiminoglutamic Acid
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The possibility that folic acid is essential for normal embryonic development of the human nervous system was raised 35 years ago.[18] A year later, a report noted that urinary excretion of formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU - a histidine metabolite that accumulates in the absence of folate) was more common in pregnancies associated with congenital abnormalities, including NTDs, than in unaffected pregnancies.[19] Unfortunately, this intriguing observation was not pursued at the time of the report.