lactase

Enzyme in certain yeasts and mammalian intestinal tracts that catalyzes converting lactose to glucose and galactose. Lactase tablets remove lactose from milk for people who are lactose intolerant. See next entry.

lactase

[n] - any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
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Lactase

Lactase: Enzyme that breaks down the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose. Persons with a deficiency of lactase in the gut can develop abdominal cramping and diarrhea after ingesting milk products.
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lactase

Enzyme that breaks down the milk sugar lactose. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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lactase

(lakĀ“tās) β-D-galactosidase; an enzyme in the intestinal mucosa that hydrolyzes lactose, producing glucose and galactose. lactase deficiency the most common disaccharidase deficiency, reduced or absent lactase activity in walls of the intestine. The hereditary adult for...
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lactase

any of a group of enzymes found in the small intestine, liver, and kidney of mammals that catalyze the breakdown of lactose (milk sugar) into the ... [4 related articles]
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lactase

Type: Term Pronunciation: lak′tās Synonyms: β-d-galactosidase
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Lactase

Lactase is an enzyme found in the small intestine, needed to digest lactose.
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lactase

An enzyme that breaks down lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and milk products.
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Lactase

Lactase is an enzyme produced in the digestive system of humans. Lactase is essential to the complete digestion of whole milk. Lactase breaks down lactose, a simple sugar which gives milk its sweetness. Lacking lactase, a person consuming dairy products may experience the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Lactase can be purchased as a food suppleme...
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Lactase

An enzyme secreted in the small intestines which is required for digesting lactose, or milk sugar.
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Lactase

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.
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