lactose intolerance

Definition of lactose intolerance

lac´tose` in`tol´er`ance   Pronunciation: lăk´tōs` ĭn`tǒl´ẽr`ans
n.1.A physiological condition in which lactose cannot be hydrolyzed in the intestine, leading to uncomfortable gaseousness, cramps, or diarrhea after eating a lactose-containing food such as milk or ice cream. The symptoms may be prevented by ingesting a preparation of beta-galactosidase before or together with dairy products.

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congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder, lactase deficiency, milk intolerance
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