Garrod's tetrad

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In medicine, Garrod's tetrad is a term named for British physician Archibald Garrod, who introduced the phrase "inborn errors of metabolism" in a lecture in 1908.[1]

The tetrad comprises four inherited metabolic diseases: albinism, alkaptonuria, cystinuria, and pentosuria.[2]


  1. ^ Archibald E. Garrod. Inborn Errors of Metabolism: The Croonian Lectures Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1908
  2. ^ Vasudevan, D. M.; MD, DM Vasudevan MD FAMS FRCPath, S Sreekumari MD & Vaidyanathan Kannan (2010-11-26). Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students. JP Medical Ltd. pp. 208–. ISBN 978-9350250167. Retrieved 1 August 2011.