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An aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. Deficiency of galactosyl-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALACTOSE-1-PHOSPHATE URIDYL-TRANSFERASE DEFICIENCY DISEASE) causes an error in galactose metabolism called GALACTOSEMIA, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.

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Tree Number(s): D09.947.875.359.377

MeSH Unique ID: D005690

Registry Number: X2RN3Q8DNE

Entry Terms:

  • D-Galactose
  • D Galactose
  • Galactopyranose
  • Galactopyranoside

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