What does galactosemia mean?

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  1. galactosemia(noun)

    a genetic disease (autosomal recessive) in which an enzyme needed to metabolize galactose is deficient or absent; typically develops shortly after birth


  1. galactosemia(Noun)

    A genetic metabolic disorder characterized by an inability to metabolize galactose properly


  1. Galactosemia

    Galactosemia is a rare genetic metabolic disorder that affects an individual's ability to metabolize the sugar galactose properly. Although the sugar, lactose, metabolizes to galactose, galactosemia is not related to and should not be confused with lactose intolerance. Galactosemia follows an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance that confers a deficiency in an enzyme responsible for adequate galactose degradation. Goppert first described the disease in 1917, with its cause as a defect in galactose metabolism being identified by a group led by Herman Kalckar in 1956. Its incidence is about 1 per 60,000 births for Caucasians. In other populations the incidence rate differs. Galactosemia is ten times more common within the Irish Traveller population.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galactosemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galactosemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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