- an inherited disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize galactose and requiring a galactose-free diet to avoid consequent mental retardation and eye, spleen, and liver abnormalities.
Origin of galactosemia
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- An inherited metabolic disorder characterized by the deficiency of an enzyme necessary for galactose metabolism and characterized by elevated levels of galactose in the blood and, if untreated, mental retardation and eye and liver abnormalities.
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