lactose intolerancemedical dictionary

A disorder characterised by abdominal cramps and diarrhoea after the consumption of food containing lactose (for example milk, ice cream), believed to occur due to a deficiency of intestinal lactase (enzyme that breaks down lactose), may appear first in young adults who have previously tolerated milk well as infants.

(27 Sep 1997)

lactose, lactose carrier protein, lactose factors < Prev | Next > lactose-litmus agar, lactose operon

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums