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1. Galactose
A six-carbon sugar that is an optical isomer of glucose , but is less sweet and less soluble. Galactose is found in milk, sugar beets, seaweed, and in nerve and brain tissue.

2. Galactosemia (adj.: galactosemic)
A genetic disease characterized by failure to thrive in infancy, mental retardation, cataracts, and mental retardation. These symptoms are caused by a deficiency of the epimerase enzyme (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase) that normally converts galactose to glucose ; the resulting buildup of galactose in the bloodstream causes organ and tissue damage.

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