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lactose intolerance

 

Definition: a disorder characterized by abdominal cramps and diarrhea after consumption of food that contains lactose (milk, ice cream); believed to reflect a deficiency of intestinal lactase; may appear first in young adults who had tolerated milk well as infants.

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