A to Z: Glycogenosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgGlycogenosis is a broad term for 11 different disorders that cause the abnormal use and storage of glycogen in the body's tissues.glycogenosis, glycogen storage disease, glycogen, von Gierke disease, acid maltase deficiency (AMD), Pompe disease, Brancher Deficiency, Andersen Disease, Muscle Phosphorylase Deficiency, McArdle Disease, Liver Phosphorylase Deficiency, Hers Disease, McArdle Disease, dextrinosos, enzymes, genetic, glycogenoses, CD1Genetic Disorders02/11/201304/01/201909/02/2019509bfe77-90cf-49eb-bae0-fd4c60b0c3c6https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-glycogenosis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD); Dextrinosis</em></p> <p>Glycogenosis is a broad term for a group of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-genetics.html/">genetic</a> disorders that cause the abnormal use and storage of glycogen in the body's tissues.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Glycogen is a form of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/glucose-level.html/">glucose</a> (sugar) that is stored in the liver and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscles</a>. When the body needs a quick boost of energy or isn't getting glucose from food, glycogen breaks down and releases glucose into the bloodstream to fuel the cells.</p> <p>People with glycogenosis aren't able to make or break down glycogen because they either don't have the enzyme (protein) needed to do it, or the enzyme isn't working correctly. As a result, they will have&nbsp;too much or too little glycogen in their&nbsp;tissues. This prevents the body from functioning properly. The liver and muscle are affected most, but the blood, heart, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">kidneys</a> also can be affected.</p> <p>Depending on the type of glycogenosis, symptoms can be mild or life threatening, and range from an enlarged liver and low blood sugar to muscle weakness and heart problems.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>The outlook for people with glycogenosis is much better today than in the past. Through early diagnosis, dietary therapy, and medication management and enzyme replacement, many are able to live long and healthy lives.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Definition: GlycogenWhen the body doesn't need to use the glucose for energy, it stores it in the liver and muscles. This stored form of glucose is made up of many connected glucose molecules and is called glycogen.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/glycogen.html/b8e72488-a115-440e-b5ad-ae4f1da26769
Word! GlycogenWhen the body has extra glucose, it stores it in the liver and muscles. This stored form of glucose is called glycogen.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-glycogen.html/b9e42bbc-2c0d-44c2-bc77-b2080d17fb06