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 (ā-gə-lăk′tē-ə, -shē-ə, ăg′ə-)
Absence of or faulty secretion of milk following childbirth.

[New Latin, from Greek agalaktiā, lack of milk : a-, without; see a-1 + gala, galakt-, milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Medicine) pathol obsolete absence or failure of secretion of milk
[C19: New Latin, from a-1 + Greek galaktos milk]
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Noun1.agalactia - a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been deliveredagalactia - a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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Between visits, patients were contacted via telephone every four weeks in order to detect the appearance of symptoms related to hypopituitarism (e.g., agalactia, amenorrhea, impaired mental status, and fatigue) and diabetes insipidus (e.g., thirst and an excessive amount of urine).
Agalactia is one of the important feature seen in sheep and goats.
This event raised the possibility that the cause of agalactia was the interaction between TZD injection and IMI.
Two cases in the HIV-positive group were infected with other pathogens ( Escherichia coli , Streptococcus agalactia , and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ) and were treated with antibiotics as well.
Mycoides Cluster in Goats with Clinical Signs of Contagious Agalactia in Kordestan Province, Iran.
Contagious agalactia, a disease with the involvement of multiple organs, produces systemic infections and is supposed to be among the most serious diseases of small ruminants, produced by mycoplasmas after contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) [1-3].
En el analisis de los datos de la poblacion estas causas fueron agrupadas en la categoria otras con una proporcion del 20,7%, seguida de falta de tiempo (4%), mala tecnica (2,1%) y agalactia (1,8%).