lactose intolerance
lactose intolerance lac"tose` in*tol"er*ance (l[a^]k"t[=o]s` [i^]n*t[o^]l"[~e]r*ans), n. 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. [PJC]

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