galactosemia(redirected from GALE deficiency)
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An inherited metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of an enzyme necessary for the metabolism of galactose, a sugar found in milk, milk products, many legumes, and organ meats. The disorder results in elevated levels of galactose in the blood and can lead to intellectual disability and eye and liver abnormalities.
ga•lac•to•se•mi•a(gəˌlæk təˈsi mi ə)
an inherited disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize galactose and necessitating a galactose-free diet.
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|Noun||1.||galactosemia - a genetic disease (autosomal recessive) in which an enzyme needed to metabolize galactose is deficient or absent; typically develops shortly after birth|
inborn error of metabolism - any of a number of diseases in which an inherited defect (usually a missing or inadequate enzyme) results in an abnormality of metabolism
n. galactosemia, ausencia congénita de la enzima necesaria para la conversión de galactosa a glucosa o sus derivados.