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lactic

 [lak´tik]
pertaining to milk.
lactic acid a metabolic intermediate involved in many biochemical processes; it is the end product of glycolysis, which provides energy anaerobically in skeletal muscle during heavy exercise, and it can be oxidized aerobically in the heart for energy production or can be converted back to glucose (gluconeogenesis) in the liver. Moderate elevations of blood lactate occur during heavy exercise; severe elevations (lactic acidosis) can occur in diabetes mellitus and in genetic deficiencies of enzymes involved in gluconeogenesis. Lactate is also the end product of fermentation in several bacterial species. The sodium salt of racemic or inactive lactic acid (sodium lactate) is used as an electrolyte and fluid replenisher.

lac·tic

(lak'tik),
Relating to milk.
[L. lac (lact-), milk]

lactic

/lac·tic/ (lak´tik) pertaining to milk.

lactic

(lăk′tĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or derived from milk.

lactic

[lak′tik]
Etymology: L, lac + icus, like
referring to milk and milk products. See also lactic acid, lactose.

lac·tic

(lak'tik)
Relating to milk.
[L. lac(lact-), milk]

lactic

pertaining to milk.

lactic acid
a compound formed in the body in metabolism of carbohydrate, by fermentation of carbohydrates in the rumen and by bacterial action on milk. The sodium salt of racemic or inactive lactic (sodium lactate) acid is used as an electrolyte and fluid replenisher.
lactic acid cycle
the metabolic system by which lactic acid produced by glycolysis in muscles is converted in the liver to glucose. Called also the Cori cycle.
lactic acid indigestion
lactic acidemia
lactacidemia.
lactic acidosis
the state in ruminants in which there is an excess of lactic acid and lactate in the body, due usually to unadapted grain feeding and carbohydrate engorgement.
ruminal lactic acid
the level is high in carbohydrate engorgement.