What is Phenylketonuria (PKU)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is PKU?

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1. What happens during PKU to cause brain damage?

2. What is one lifestyle change that can be used to treat PKU?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand phenylketonuria with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what phenylketonuria is and how it is treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • PKU
  • What happens during PKU that causes brain damage
  • Lifestyle change to treat PKU
  • Other treatments for PKU
  • PKU inheritance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phenylketonuria lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding phenylketonuria and how it is treated and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how phenylketonuria is inherited and what happens when phenylalanine builds up in the body

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to phenylketonuria, read through the brief lesson What is Phenylketonuria (PKU)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what phenylketonuria is
  • Learn about what happens to the body when phenylalanine builds up in the body
  • Recall how phenylketonuria is inherited and how it is tested
  • Review how phenylketonuria is treated