VMA -->
vanillylmandelic acid
medical dictionary

Misnomer for 4-hydroxy-3-methoxymandelic acid (a,3-dihydroxy-2-methoxybenzeneacetic acid);the major urinary metabolite of adrenal and sympathetic catecholamines (e.g., from both epinephrine and norepinephrine); elevated in most patients with pheochromocytoma.

Acronym: VMA

(05 Mar 2000)