A definition of galactosemia

A Definition Of Galactosemia
Source: Adapted from the National Institutes of Health

What does the term “galactosemia” mean? The term “galactosemia” refers to a disease present at birth caused by a genetic lack of an enzyme needed to metabolize galactose into glucose. may result in mental retardation, cataracts and liver damage. To find out more about this term, please search the news section of this website for related articles and information.