- General term for a number of inherited defects of amino acid metabolism in which there is a deficiency or absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, or hair.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A genetic condition marked by little or none of the pigment melanin in the skin, hair, and/or eyes. People with albinism may have vision problems and white hair, pink or blue eyes, and pale skin.
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