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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.
Noun1.lactose intolerance - congenital disorder consisting of an inability to digest milk and milk products; absence or deficiency of lactase results in an inability to hydrolyze lactose
Pronunciation: (LAK-tohss in-TAH-luh-runs)

Being unable to digest lactose, the sugar in milk. This condition occurs because the body does not produce the lactase enzyme.

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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