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Lactose Intolerance

"Lactose Intolerance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lactose Intolerance" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lactose Intolerance" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1991
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