"Lactose Intolerance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The condition resulting from the absence or deficiency of LACTASE in the MUCOSA cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, and the inability to break down LACTOSE in milk for ABSORPTION. Bacterial fermentation of the unabsorbed lactose leads to symptoms that range from a mild indigestion (DYSPEPSIA) to severe DIARRHEA. Lactose intolerance may be an inborn error or acquired.
- Lactose Intolerance
- Intolerance, Lactose
- Lactose Malabsorption
- Malabsorption, Lactose
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