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How to distinguish between PKU and MSUD in a clinical case question?

This question was asked in a medicine quiz I was participating in. An 8-day-old boy is brought to the physician by his mother because of vomiting and poor feeding. The pregnancy was uncomplicated, ...
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Why do legumes + grains make 'complete proteins'?

I've heard a thousand times that legumes themselves are "incomplete proteins", meaning they are deficient in some amino acid, so it is beneficial to combine them with grains, which have the amino acid ...