Definition of Lactose intolerance

1. Noun. Congenital disorder consisting of an inability to digest milk and milk products; absence or deficiency of lactase results in an inability to hydrolyze lactose.

Definition of Lactose intolerance

1. Noun. Inability to fully metabolize lactose. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lactose intolerance

1. 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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactose Intolerance

lactose-litmus agar
lactose carrier protein
lactose factors
lactose intolerance (current term)
lactose intolerant
lactose operon
lactose permease
lactose repressor
lactose synthase

Literary usage of Lactose intolerance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Eating Hints: Recipes and Tips for Better Nutrition During Cancer Treatment edited by Yale New Haven Med Cntr, Yale-New Haven Medical Center Staff (1990)
"What Is lactose intolerance? If you have lactose intolerance, it means you have problems digesting or absorbing the milk sugar called lactose. ..."

2. Eating Hints for Cancer Patients by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"lactose intolerance Saving Time and Energy lactose intolerance means that ... lactose intolerance may occur after treatment with some antibiotics or with ..."

3. Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During and After Treatmentedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Lactose: Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products. Surgery-related lactose intolerance may go away over time. Many stores carry special milk ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... monoxide levels: lactose Intolerance as a possible source of error (see comments) ... namely lactose intolerance, the norm in certain ethnic groups. ..."

5. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"... E73.8 Other lactose intolerance E73.9 lactose intolerance, unspecified E74 Other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism Excludes: increased secretion of ..."

6. Tobacco Use Among U. S. Racial Ethnic Minority Groups: African Americans by David Satcher (1999)
"lactose intolerance, which elevates breath hydrogen concentration, may increase the ... lactose intolerance is common in a number of racial/ethnic groups, ..."

7. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Most people with lactose intolerance are able to consume small amounts of lactose without distress, and there are a variety of low-lactose and ..."

8. The Civilization of Illiteracy by Mihai Nadin (1997)
"For example, lactose intolerance is highest in Blacks. The example given above tells us that the projection of biological characteristics into the universe ..."

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