galactose :

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guh lak tohs

  • n  a simple sugar found in lactose

  • To use lactose as fuel, the body must first break it down into two simpler sugars: glucose and galactose.
  • Then, if the tests show an excess of galactose (milk sugar) in the blood or urine, doctors know what the trouble is and how to remedy it.
  • Because of a defect in the genes in the nuclei of his cells, the victim was unable to produce the essential enzyme that enables the body to metabolize galactose, a simple sugar .

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