ceramide trihexoside

ceramide trihexoside
any of a specific family of glycosphingolipids of composition galactose-galactose-glucose-ceramide; due to deficiency of α-galactosidase A activity, they accumulate abnormally in plasma and tissues in Fabry disease.

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