oral lactose tolerance test

n.

A test for deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which metabolizes lactose into glucose, in which plasma glucose levels are measured after a quantity of lactose has been ingested.

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  4. oral hygienist,
  5. oral interpretation,
  6. oral law,
  7. oral pathology,
  8. oral personality,
  9. oral phase,
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